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How to Buy California's Top-Rated Wines

How to Buy California's Top-Rated Wines

Wine Spectator's Top 100 list is out and 18 Golden State bottles made the cut—here's everything you need to know
Posted 5 years agoby John Godfrey

California wines enjoyed another banner year according to the editors of Wine Spectator magazine. All told, 18 Golden State wines made its annual Top 100 list, including five bottles each from the state's most established wine regions, Sonoma County and the Napa Valley. Santa Barbara County and Mendocino County both had two bottles on the list, while Amador, Contra Costa, and Yolo counties were also represented.

Bedrock Wine Co. landed the No. 10 spot with its 2016 The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley, an intriguing blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Mataro, Syrah, and Alicante Bouschet. According to Wine Spectator editors, it's a “knockout red, focused and well-built but loaded with personality, with expressive blackberry and dark Asian spice notes leading to intense yet refined smoky plum, orange zest and cracked pepper flavors.”