The American Wines We’re Thankful for this Thanksgiving

With this Thursday being a special day of giving thanks for our friends across the pond, we thought we would take a look through our cellars and pick out the American wines we are truly grateful for.

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The Prospector California 2012 

In the late 1840s, California was the epicentre of the famous Gold Rush. Today many of the regions where the richest pickings were found are no longer known for gold but for producing excellent quality wines such as this red blend.

Petticoat White Zinfandel 2014

Loved for its easy to drink, fruit-rich style reminiscent of watermelon and strawberries, Petticoat stands out even more because the grapes were left on the vine that little bit longer for a wonderful hint of sweetness.

Hang Ten Pinot Noir 2014

Though famous for their cellars in the Sierra Hills, the Kautz family started out in Lodi and have some of the best vineyards in this up and coming region. From a top vintage, this beautifully crafted Pinot Noir is packed with smoky red berry fruit.

River Rock Syrah 2012

River Rock Syrah rivals the quality of its northern Rhône cousins yet retains a uniquely Californian swagger in the intensity and ripeness of its fruit. French and American oak add a layer of complexity, while the texture is gorgeously silky smooth.

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