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.
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.
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.
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.
The bouquet of this Merlot has raspberry and strawberry aromas. On the palate, flavours of black cherry and chocolate are complemented by notes of cinnamon and vanilla. This medium-bodied wine has soft tannins and supple finish.
Subtle pepper spice mingles with richly concentrated fruit flavors of blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries in this Old Vine Zinfandel. Savor a smooth, silky finish and unprecedented depth thanks to barrel aging.
If you love a big, red wine, Petite Sirah is a �must have�. Succulent and rich, its rich, deep, dark purple inky color leads way to bold aromas of warm berry pie and loads of blueberry mixed with vanilla and a light pepper spice. Its full flavor of lush berries mixed with dark chocolate, warm cedar and vanilla gives way to a delightfully smooth finish with moderate tannins.
Our Pinot Noir gives you seductive aromas of luscious black cherries mixed with cloves, spice and a touch of vanilla. These are followed by a well-rounded and supple cherry and plum flavor with a bit of earthiness. Soft tannins and smoky black tea-tobacco notes finish this full-flavored wine deliciously.
An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum preserves and hints of black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate is packed with blueberry and sweet black cherry along with touch of fresh her
This wine is bursting with juicy red and dark fruits (raspberries, cranberries, dark plums). On the palate, the wine is voluptuous in body yet incredibly smooth with similar fruit notes and a touch of sweet vanilla. With a luscious and velvety mouthfeel, the wine finishes with lingering ripe black plum notes and a long length.
Powerful aromas of creme de cassis, boysenberry and ripe cherries with a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate can be found on the nose On the palate, dark plums are prominent with hints of vanilla and chocolate, enhanced by a smooth velvety texture
Delicious aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry are intermingled with notes of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The palate is softly textured and smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry notes & finishes with a long length.
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
Wonderful depth is lightly worn here, with aromas of wild strawberry, lavender, rose petal and forest floor. The palate is fine-grained and silky, with the wine�s intrinsic intensity revealing itself on the vibrant finish
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.
Plums and berries intermix with notes of range peel and dried flowers. Plums and spice continue on the palate, complemented by an earthy, mineral seam. The tannins are soft and pleasantly chalky and a vibrant acidity carries through to the lengthy finish
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