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What To Drink Now: California White Wines

When you think of white wines from California your mind may venture to the buttery, creamy, oaky Chardonnay selections in which the state became known for in years past. Fortunately, for the most part, that style has given way to lighter, cleaner Chardonnay with bright acidity. These wines are interesting and refined. Yes, oak is still used and wines are still put through full malolactic fermentation, but with a lighter touch, using more neutral oak to encourage slight oxidation while the wine ages, without imparting a lot of flavor. Additionally, new varieties, like Albarino, Gruner Veltliner, Viognier, and many more, continue to pop up in vineyards throughout the state. I have tried a mix of California white wines lately, here are a few that stood out.
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What To Drink Now: California Pinot Noir

From the north to the south, cool coastal California produces stellar Pinot Noir.
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What To Drink Now: Easter Wine

Here's a tasty list of wine selections to go with a beautiful Sunday meal.