Winemakers across California predict that the 2021 vintage will be one of the best in recent memory, while the Golden State’s winegrowers enjoyed a smooth harvest following a moderate and consistent growing season. California produces about 80% of the nation’s wine, making it the world’s fourth-largest wine producing region. More than 80% of California wine is made in a Certified Sustainable California Winery and over half of the state’s 637,000 vineyard acres are certified to one of California’s sustainability programs (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, Fish Friendly Farming, LODI RULES, Napa Green and SIP-Certified).
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Dakota Vineyard, bottled six months ago, is very deep purple-black in color. Red roses waft sensuously, provocatively out of the glass, taking center stage until the notes of kirsch, blackberries and black raspberries co...
Andis Wines is a modern, boutique winery established in 2010 and located in the heart of Amador County
Lemon blossom aromas, tangy but ripe citrus flavors and refreshing acidity. This is an excellent find from the Amador County winery, where they added 16% Semillon and a dash of the Portuguese grape variety Arinto.
This well-balanced, appetizing wine offers a supple texture supporting a harmonious blend of ripe black fruits, vanilla, clove and sage. A full body notwithstanding, the light tannins and spot-on flavors give it an elegant feel.
This head-trained vineyard sits smack dab in the middle of the Russian River Valley
It was an excellent growing season for us. This established vineyard is typically dry farmed. A mild spring with occasion soft rain late in the season gave the vines a bit more vigor than they expected as bud break set in the tail end of March. The wet wi...