Discover Fine California Wines
California is the largest and most important wine region in the United States. With roots dating back to the 18th century, California wine nevertheless did not receive international recognition until the Judgment of Paris in 1976, during which Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon put this region on the map for fine wine. California is home to a complex array of climates and terroirs, allowing for a great variety of wines and styles.
The Millesima team has hand-picked bottles for the California Gift Set, representing three distinctly California styles from well-known producers. These wines are uniquely bold and prized by many. The classic California red wines are big and structured with dark berry fruit and vanilla flavors, while the typical Golden State white wines are weighty with a round palate and tropical fruit flavors.
The California Gift Set contains three unique bottles from well-known producers: Ridge Vineyards is a famed Californian wine estate founded in 1962 and based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but with vineyards spread over several areas of the state; Seghesio is a producer based in California's Sonoma Valley. They are best known for wines made from the Zinfandel grape variety; and RouteStock is an invitation to discover the winemaking traditions of Napa and Sonoma.
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2019
Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Carignane, Mataro - California
This 2019 Lytton Springs Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards is a blend of zinfandel (73%), petite syrah (16%), carignan (9%) and mataro (2%). The nose blends fragrances of blackcurrant, plum, orange blossom, cigar and spice. The palate seduces with its richness, its fine tannins and its finish, marked by a beautiful persistence. This Californian wine is ideal with a beef bourguignon or a Texas-style brisket.
Seghesio Zinfandel 2020
Zinfandel - California
The Seghesio Zinfandel 2020 offers an expressive burst of aromas on the nose. Deep dark fruits lead into layered tones of lifted red fruit and a soft, luscious mid-palate. A juicy, vibrant entry with notes of black cherry, black raspberry, fig, baking spice and fresh Santa Rosa plum, is interwoven with supple, textured tannins and acidity on the long and very complex finish.
RouteStock Cabernet Sauvignon Route 29 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon - California
This wine is concentrated, rich and full-bodied on the palate with beautiful balance between fruit, tannin, acidity, oak and alcohol. The flavors of chocolate, blackberry, laurel leaf and sweet French oak penetrate the palate and persist for several minutes. There is strength and power but also a bright acidity, fruit and just the right amount of tannin to balance the palate. The wine is savory and chewy as well as bright and vibrant.
*Please note that for deliveries outside of New York City, gift boxes will be disassembled for safe and proper shipping of the wines.