Californiaaaaaahhh

Remember the ever-engrossing (to some) TV show, "The OC" and its theme song, "California"? If not, click here. Thank yous (or our apologies) are in order. That song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, much like these Cali wines! You won't be able to forget them come Saturday. Wear some board shorts, flip-flops and we'll provide the booze and ice. 

2014 La Clarine Farm Jambalaia Blanc - Sierra Foothills, CA ($22)
Grapes: Viognier, Marsanne, Petit Manseng, Fiano, Arneis
This is an eccentric, lemon-lime, crisp pineapple and gingery blend from natural winemaker Hank Beckmeyer and family. Check out their beautifully articulated growing philosophy.
 
2014 Vallin Blanc - Santa Ynez, CA ($24)
Grapes: Viognier, Marsanne
A French expression of a lovely Viognier and Marsanne blend. This is a debut wine from M.S. Dustin Wilson (featured in the film Somm) and Eric Railsback with winemaker Justin Willett. The three friends were brought together by their passion of Santa Barbara County and its unique terrior. 
 
2014 Arbe Garbe White Blend - Sonoma Valley, CA ($43)
I first tried this at a fantastic new restaurant in Watertown, Branch Line, and fell in love. It’s honey crisp notes in the finish complement its full bodied and luscious viscosity. Not one to miss. Plus the label is gorgeous. (Labels do matter!)
 
2015 The Withers Winery, El Dorado Rosé - Santa Rosa, CA ($24)
One of our favorite rosés this season. Bandol style dry Rosé wine with stone fruit and peach flavors.

2013 The Withers Winery, Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast, CA ($46)
Dark cherry and cardamom spice are layered over a well-balanced acid driven finish, typical of this far western portion of the Russian River Valley.