The Very Best Wines from California

B.R. Cohn 2016 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast)

California Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast, US

88

points

Alara 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir (Central Coast)

California Pinot Noir Central Coast, US

89

points

Alara 2016 Sangiovese (San Benito County)

California Sangiovese San Benito County, US

89

points

Balletto 2016 Cider Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

California Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, US

89

points

Bianchi 2017 Pinot Grigio (Santa Barbara County)

California Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara County, US

89

points

Turnbull 2015 Estate Grown Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

California Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, US

95

points

Williams Selyem 2015 Allen Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)

California Chardonnay Russian River Valley, US

95

points

Williams Selyem 2015 Precious Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)

California Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, US

95

points

Phillips Hill 2015 Valenti Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mendocino Ridge)

California Pinot Noir Mendocino Ridge, US

95

points

Dutton-Goldfield 2015 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir (Green Valley)

California Pinot Noir Green Valley, US

95

points

Gary Farrell 2015 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)

California Chardonnay Russian River Valley, US

95

points

Hall 2014 Ellie's Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

California Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, US

95

points

Mount Eden Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay (Edna Valley)

California Chardonnay Edna Valley, US

91

points

Soquel Vineyards 2017 Lone Oak Vineyard Partners' Reserve Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands)

California Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands, US

91

points

Rock Wall 2016 Heringer Vineyard Aglianico (Yolo County)

California Aglianico Yolo County, US

86

points

Scotto Family Cellars 2016 Anthony & Dominic Pinot Noir (North Coast)

California Pinot Noir North Coast, US

86

points

Talbott 2016 Kali Hart Pinot Noir (Monterey)

California Pinot Noir Monterey, US

86

points

The Crusher 2015 Merlot (California)

California Merlot California, US

86

points

Vie Winery 2014 Wynonna's Vineyard Syrah

California Syrah Lake County, US

86

points

Kessler-Haak 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)

California Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, US

92

points

Lynmar 2016 Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

California Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, US

92

points

Merry Edwards 2016 Georganne Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

California Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, US

92

points

Neely 2016 Bee Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains)

California Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains, US

92

points

Patz & Hall 2016 Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros)

California Chardonnay Carneros, US

92

points

Riverbench 2016 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley)

California Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley, US

92

points

Robert Biale 2016 R.W. Moore Vineyard Zinfandel (Coombsville)

California Zinfandel Coombsville, US

92

points

Sequoia Grove 2013 Cambium Red (Napa Valley)

California Bordeaux-style Red Blend Napa Valley, US

92

points

Sculpterra 2016 Primitivo (Paso Robles)

California Primitivo Paso Robles, US

91

points

Siduri 2016 Parsons' Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

California Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, US

91

points

Sola 2014 Syrah (Mendocino County)

California Syrah Mendocino County, US

91

points

Tercero 2017 Aberration Red (Santa Barbara County)

California Rhône-style Red Blend Santa Barbara County, US

91

points

Three Sticks 2016 The James Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)

California Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, US

91

points

Trinchero 2015 BRV Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

California Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, US

91

points

Williams Selyem 2016 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)

California Chardonnay Russian River Valley, US

91

points

Larner 2014 Elemental Red (Ballard Canyon)

California Rhône-style Red Blend Ballard Canyon, US

91

points

Maddalena 2016 Chardonnay (Monterey)

California Chardonnay Monterey, US

88

points

Mietz 2015 Estate Sangiovese (Dry Creek Valley)

California Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley, US

88

points

Napa Cellars 2016 Merlot (Napa Valley)

California Merlot Napa Valley, US

88

points

Pedroncelli 2016 Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley)

California Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley, US

88

points

Vokel 2016 Starscape Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)

California Chardonnay Russian River Valley, US

88

points

J. Lohr 2017 Gesture Rosé of Grenache (Paso Robles)

California Grenache Paso Robles, US

87

points

Meeker 2015 Hone Series #1 Sakura Red (Dry Creek Valley)

California Red Blend Dry Creek Valley, US

87

points

Melodramatic 2016 Red (California)

California Red Blend California, US

82

points

Campos Family Vineyards 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc (Contra Costa County)

California Cabernet Franc Contra Costa County, US

82

points

Mad Housewife 2016 Sweet Red (California)

California Red Blend California, US

82

points

Donkey & Goat 2014 Fenaughty Vineyard Syrah (El Dorado)

California Syrah El Dorado, US

82

points

Truett Hurst 2016 The One Armed Man Red (Dry Creek Valley)

California Red Blend Dry Creek Valley, US

87

points

Anonymous 2015 Red (Napa Valley)

California Red Blend Napa Valley, US

86

points

Butternut 2017 Rosé (Central Coast)

California Rosé Central Coast, US

86

points

Montemar Wines 2015 Rita's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills)

California Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills, US

87

points

Red Car 2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Fort Ross-Seaview)

California Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview, US

87

points

Reyes 2015 Oso's Blend Red (Sierra Pelona Valley)

California Red Blend Sierra Pelona Valley, US

87

points

Sonoma Port Works 2014 Petit Verdot (Clarksburg)

California Petit Verdot Clarksburg, US

87

points

Vintage Cowboy 2015 Estate Zinfandel (San Luis Obispo County)

California Zinfandel San Luis Obispo County, US

87

points

Donati Family Vineyard 2014 Family Reserve Grenache (Paicines)

California Grenache Paicines, US

93

points

Longoria 2015 Cuvée Diana Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills)

California Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills, US

93

points

California Petite Sirah Mendocino, US

93

points

Williams Selyem 2015 Foss Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

California Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, US

93

points

Barden 2016 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)

California Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, US

92

points

Big Basin 2014 Coastview Vineyards Terraces Syrah (Monterey County)

California Syrah Monterey County, US

92

points

Blue Farm 2015 King Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir (Fort Ross-Seaview)

California Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview, US

92

points

Boeger 2015 Meritage (El Dorado)

California Meritage El Dorado, US

92

points

Le Casque 2015 Petite Sirah (Sierra Foothills)

California Petite Sirah Sierra Foothills, US

92

points

Meyer Family Cellars 2016 Donnelly Creek Vineyard Chardonnay (Anderson Valley)

California Chardonnay Anderson Valley, US

92

points

Nottingham Cellars 2015 JHC Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley)

California Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley, US

92

points

PreVail 2013 Back Forty Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)

California Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, US

92

points

Rock Wall 2016 Mariah Vineyard Zinfandel (Mendocino Ridge)

California Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge, US

92

points

Stolpman 2017 Syrah So Hot Syrah (Ballard Canyon)

California Syrah Ballard Canyon, US

92

points

Comartin 2016 R-Bar-R Ranch Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains)

California Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains, US

92

points

D.R. Stephens 2016 Star Vineyard Chardonnay (Rutherford)

California Chardonnay Rutherford, US

92

points

Domaine Carneros NV Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosé Sparkling (Carneros)

California Sparkling Blend Carneros, US

92

points

Fess Parker 2016 Parker West Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills)

California Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills, US

92

points