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Californian Red Wines

Since the 1976 "Judgement of Paris", where a private judgment of the latest Bordeaux and Napa wines in Paris saw the Californian wine triumph over its French competitor, this hub of New World wine had to be taken seriously, and fast. After that, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon scored 100 points in 1985 from a world-renowned Bordeaux critic. The network of power and influence once again shifted. By now, this may be old news. What ought to be considered, though, is how it is not just the Napa Valley which is currently impressing on the world stage. As this collection shows, there are many impressive and delicious Californian red wines to explore throughout this beautiful corner of the world.

Cabernet Sauvignon

It is well-known by this stage how exquisite the Cabernet Sauvignons are that come out of the Californian wine making areas. Those aforementioned historic moments in the 70s and 80s were already indicators of this. The opulent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that grow throughout the valleys of Californian wine making regions are a gift to wineries. We have plenty of these in our range which we think you ought to try out! Indeed we have some absolute top range reds which would be a welcome addition to absolutely anyone.

A great range of Californian reds

Whether for consumption or investment, we certainly have some special wines for you at The Fine Wine Company. On top of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Californian area is known for its red wine grapes such as Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, so we have made sure that these too are well represented in this collection.

Organic reds

If you are getting into your organic and biodynamic wine, then you ought to check out how this is being done stateside. We have a great collection of organic Californian red wines for you to try out. It should be no surprise that organic wines are being honed to perfection in such an exciting area which has been consistently a site of forward movement and growth over recent years.

Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Young Red, 2018 Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Young Red, 2018
5 in stock
Bouncy Californian red, packed with plums and blackcurrants and perfumed with vanilla.
Chalk Farm, Merlot, 187ml (Case) Chalk Farm, Merlot, 187ml (Case)
Per Bottle: £2.25
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Chalk Farm, Merlot, 187ml
Chalk Farm, Merlot, 2016 (Case) Chalk Farm, Merlot, 2016 (Case)
Per Bottle: £8.83
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Chalk Farm, Merlot,
Dominus Estate, Napanook, 2012 (Case) Dominus Estate, Napanook, 2012 (Case)
Per Bottle: £100.83
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The 2012 Napanook is a clear expression of an exceptional vintage. Pure aromas of fresh strawberry, caramel and minty sage fill the nose. Vigorous and rich with firm, yet integrated tannins, the wine offers earthy complexity, dark cocoa and roasted almonds on a long lingering finish.
Fog Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 (Case) Fog Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 (Case)
Per Bottle: £14.42
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This Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby colour with alluring aromas of cherry and raspberry. On the palate, it has rich flavours of blackcurrant, plum and rhubarb with notes of currant and white pepper. The wine has soft, round tannins and a lingering finish.
Fog Mountain, Merlot, 2018 (Case) Fog Mountain, Merlot, 2018 (Case)
Per Bottle: £14.42
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On the nose, this Merlot has aromas of baked plums alongside more delicate violet notes. A medium-bodied wine with well-structured tannins and flavours of red fruits including raspberry, strawberry and cherry pie, rounded out by hints of vanilla and cinnamon on the long, satisfying finish.
Morgan, Cotes du Crows, 2018 (Case) Morgan, Cotes du Crows, 2018 (Case)
Per Bottle: £24.17
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Ripe blackberry and vanilla tinged Syrah fruit with classic strawberry/rhubarb Grenache notes on the nose and palate. Medium bodied but with plenty of punchy fruit flavours.
Orin Swift, Abstract, 2018 (Case) Orin Swift, Abstract, 2018 (Case)
Per Bottle: £38.58
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Juicy, bold red blend from California, packed with sun-ripened raspberries and dark plums, the nose sweet with vanilla.
Orin Swift, Palermo, Orin, 2017 (Case) Orin Swift, Palermo, Orin, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £47.75
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Quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, juicy with raspberry, blackberry and ripe cherry and perfumed with star anise, five spice and black tea.
Orin Swift, Papillon, 2018 (Case) Orin Swift, Papillon, 2018 (Case)
Per Bottle: £54.00
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An intense ink with a garnet rim, the wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry, and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire -roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and cr�me de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering…
Orin Swift, Slander, 2018 (Case) Orin Swift, Slander, 2018 (Case)
Per Bottle: £50.17
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Bright ruby in the glass, the aromatics concentrate - cherries, raspberries, dried rose petals, a touch of sweet oak and a hint of forest floor. The entry is silky with a classic Pinot Noir palate: loads of ripe red fruit, savory under tones and a principled backbone of acidity. Balanced, lean and complex, the wine finishes softly at length
Renwood, Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, 2017 (Case) Renwood, Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £21.42
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This wine has nuances of fresh blackberry and cranberry, with subtle hints of savoury dried herbs. The tannin structure is finely polished, and its juicy backbone is is well balanced.
Renwood, Zinfandel, (Case) Renwood, Zinfandel, (Case)
Per Bottle: £17.33
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This wine is reminiscent of old time Zinfandel, where the fruit is prominent and the wine�s character is very honest with great drinkability.
Truchard, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case) Truchard, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £31.92
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A complex nose of plum, cherry and cassis; with a touch of cedar wood and vanilla. There are flavours of raspberry, redcurrant and plum jam. Ripe tannins provide a lengthy finish.
Truchard, Pinot Noir, 2017 (Case) Truchard, Pinot Noir, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £32.00
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Rich aromas of ripe plum, rhubarb, and wild strawberry; with notes of citrus blossom, pomegranate, and earth. The mouth is silky; with bright flavours of pie cherries, cranberry, and sweet vanilla. Firm acidity and delicate tannins focus the palate and provide a lingering finish of spice and red fruit.


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