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Californian Wines

California is the jewel in the crown of the American wine industry. Ever since the Judgement of Paris in 1976, when Steven Spurrier (played by Severus Snape in hit wine movie Bottleshock) illustrated Napa Valley wines could out perform their French counter parts, much to the disgust of the French wine judges. Since these heady days, California has established itself as one of the most renowned premium wine regions in the world. Not merely for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay that did so well in the early days, but exceptional examples of Rhône varietals, Spanish grapes and crazy field blends have been appearing up and down the west coast.

California have also got the whole quality spectrum covered; from mega cult wines that require you to join a waiting list before you’re allowed to part with $3000 to purchase a single bottle (thanks a lot Heidi Barrett), to industrialised wine farms that produce enough bargain bottles to fill a medium sized lake on the Canadian border (not Superior but probably Ontario).

The one problem with California, is it can be hard to find wine that sits in the middle of these 2 extremes because there is so much domestic demand for them. That’s why we’re rather chuffed with the selection we’ve brought in… Sorry for the self-bugle-blowing but these wines are brilliant!

Peace Signs & Cali Wines...

  • Tinto Rey Verdejo 2016

    £13.50

    £14.50

  • Omen Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Now £17.00

    Was £19.00

    £17.00

    Good omens, and even better flavours of blackberry, cassis and cedar with a hint of smoky graphite.

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  • Black's Station Chardonnay 2016 White Wine

    Black's Station Chardonnay 2017

    £15.00

    £15.00

    If you're a man such as Jacob Reece-Mogg, who's education gave you a thorough grounding in Latin along with numerous ...
  • Black's Station Malbec 2016

    Black's Station Malbec 2017

    Now £12.50

    Was £15.00

    £12.50

    The grapes for Black's Station Malbec are grown in a little town called Zamora (no relation to the ex-QPR striker). H...
  • Field Recordings Chenin 2017

    Field Recordings Chenin 2017

    £18.00

    £18.00

    The trouble with winemaking is as soon as a region garners significant acclaim, the billionaires swoop in and start buyi...
  • Granite Hill Chardonnay 2017

    Granite Hill Chardonnay 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Granite Hill Chardonnay is part of a new release from the Kautz Family, based in Lodi, California. Previously famed for ...
  • Granite Hill Old Vine Zinfandel 2017

    Granite Hill Old Vine Zinfandel 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Granite Hill Old Vine Zinfandel is made by the Kautz family in Lodi, California. Lodi is a famed region for growing Zinf...
  • Granite Hill Pinot Noir 2017 Lodi, California

    Granite Hill Pinot Noir 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Known as the 'heartbreak' grape, Pinot Noir is notoriously difficult to grow because its thin skin makes it susceptible ...
  • Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet 2014

    Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    £65.00

    £65.00

    There are very few winemakers that are household names, perhaps because there are no vintner talent shows on ITV, where ...
  • Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2014

    Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2014

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Since that Tea Party our American cousins threw for us Brits (very considerate; they know how much we love tea) they hav...
  • Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc 2015

    Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc 2015

    £34.00

    £34.00

    Sauvignon Blanc is rather cool, a late-60s David Bowie of a grape; striking, powerful, fragrant, a little fruity and imm...
  • Omen Cabernet Sauvignon

    Omen Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Now £17.00

    Was £19.00

    £17.00

    Early in the careers of these vintners, they managed the vineyards and winemaking for other companies' wine brands. G...
  • Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

    Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

    £29.00

    £29.00

    If we were to tell you that the grapes for Orin Swift Blank Stare are harvested from the cool climate Russian River V...
  • Orin Swift Slander 2016

    Orin Swift Slander 2015

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Take a sip of this Californian Pinot Noir. Admire the luxurious flavour profile of black cherries, raspberries, dried ro...
  • Oro Bello Chardonnay 2016

    Oro Bello Chardonnay 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    Good land is hard to come by, to the east of the San Francisco Bay. It's like a modern-day gold rush except gold is n...
  • Tinto Rey Super Tinto 2014

    Tinto Rey Super Tinto 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    O California, land of the movie star, tech empires and the Terminator's political career. California is of course als...
  • Tinto Rey Verdejo 2016

    Tinto Rey Verdejo 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    The link between Spain and the Americas has been a long standing one, after all, despite Columbus being Genoan, his e...

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