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California’s under the radar wines

The high-profile big names of Californian wine dominate media coverage, but if your interest is piqued by the fascinating and the smaller-scale, where best to look? Julie Albin points to the producers and regions quietly making waves, and recommends 10 great wines to try.

California has no shortage of sun- kissed vineyards and praiseworthy wine. Images of Napa and Sonoma instinctively come to mind, yet the Golden State is actually a treasure chest of esteemed vineyards rooted in less obvious areas. Among these underdog regions are the Sierra Foothills, Lodi and Contra Costa.

Julie Albin is a US-based wine and spirits journalist, educator and consultant, and former editor-in-chief of Drink Me magazine.


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