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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...

  • The Arsonist Chardonnay 2017

    £20.00

    £22.00

    A sumptuous full-bodied white with pronounced flavours of ripe stone fruit, vanilla and baking spices.
  • Orin Swift Slander 2016

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Aged for 10 months in French Oak (30% new) this wine has concentrated aromatics of 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 undertones and a principled backbone of acidity. Balanced, lean and complex, the wine finishes softly at length.

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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

    £15.00

    £15.00

    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...
  • 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

    £20.00

    £20.00

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

    Orin Swift Abstract 2016

    £32.00

    £32.00

    Some consider collages an art form reserved for teenagers letting the rest of their bedroom know how many friends the...
  • 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 2016

    £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...
  • The Arsonist Chardonnay 2015

    The Arsonist Chardonnay 2017

    £22.00

    £22.00

    As farm kids growing up in the late 1950's and early 1960's, the Giguiere brothers were veritable pyromaniacs, setting 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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