Wines of California Take The Cake!

Wines of California Take The Cake!

California Cab is something to cheer

 

California continues to have the bragging rights to making some of the finest wines in the world. In fact, most recently, a California’s Cabernet Sauvignon took the No.1 spot on Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines List!

As a woman who proudly travels the coast, it’s true. From Napa and Sonoma through the Central Coast, California’s soil and temperate environment proves over and over that our wines – and our winemakers – are undeniable. With complexity, range, color, brightness, surprise, and the ever intriguing soils, it’s no wonder the Golden State took home the top marks.

The magazine’s special Top 100 issue, available on newsstands now, unveils the complete list of selections.  Each pick is based on quality (score), value (price), availability (cases made or imported) and an X-factor defined as “excitement.”

Eighteen California wines have been named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2015, with a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon holding the #1 spot.

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California Wines in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2015

Rank Wine Score Price
1 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Au Paradis  96 $195
5 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains  95 $60
12 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley  94 $32
17 Turley Petite Syrah Howell Mountain Rattlesnake Ridge  95 $44
19 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Altamont  95 $60
20 Meiomi Pinot Noir Monterey-Sonoma-Santa Barbara Counties  92 $22
29 Tenshen White Santa Barbara County  92 $20
35 Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros  93 $36
40 Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc California 90 $12
42 Keplinger SUMÔ Amador County 95 $70
48 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast  90 $20
57 Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 95 $90
59 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Rockaway Single Vineyard  94 $75
60 Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley L’Ermitage  93 $48
65 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature  93 $56
68 Booker Syrah Paso Robles Fracture  94 $85
78 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley  91 $30
97 Orin Swift Machete California  93 $48

The full list can be read at Wine Spectator.

And speaking of Cake … here’s a recipe from one of my favorites: Betty Sliu

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