Courtesy of Arnaud H

USA at Bordeaux Index

The USA is the 4th largest producer of wines in the world; California alone produces twice the entire production of Argentina (the world’s 5th largest producer). The country is famous for its New World-style big, fruity cabernet sauvignons and merlots from larger than life producers like Robert Mondavi, but this is by no means an exhaustive description of the wines to be found the USA. Bordeaux Index stocks many of the best American wines, across the most prominent states and from top wine producers. Some of Bordeaux Index’s preferred producers from this region include: Dominus, Opus One, Shafer, Harlan Estate, Screaming Eagle.

California is by far the most important state for wine production; its vastly varying climate and terroir provide for a variety of distinct wines. In Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel dominate. Other important regions include the Russian River Valley and Sonoma County.

In Oregon, top producers Drouhin have managed to bring out the best in the thin-skinned Pinot Noir grape.

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Colour Vint. Wine Size IB/DP Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1994 Moueix
Dominus
btls IB 0 6 $315 btls 99
Red 1994 Ridge
Cabernet Sauvignon Montebello
btls IB 1 0 $2,806 cs -
Red 1997 Qupe
Syrah Bien Nacido
btls IB 0 6 $63 btls -
Red 2000 Dalla Valle
Maya
btls IB 0 3 $285 btls 91
Red 2002 Ridge
Cabernet Sauvignon Montebello
btls DP 1 0 $2,689 cs -
Red 2004 Abreu
Cabernet Sauvignon Thorevilos
btls IB 0 2 $411 btls -
Red 2005 Araujo Estate
Araujo Altagracia
btls IB 0 6 $119 btls 91
Red 2005 Moueix
Napanook
btls IB 1 0 $459 cs 91
Red 2005 Sine Qua Non
Grenache Atlantis
btls IB 0 1 $411 btls -
Red 2006 Mondavi, Robert
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
btls IB 0 6 $108 btls -
Red 2006 Moueix
Napanook
btls IB 1 0 $451 cs -
Red 2007 Snowden
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
btls IB 0 6 $71 btls -
Red 2008 Screaming Eagle
Cabernet Sauvignon
btls IB 0 2 $2,373 btls -
Red 2008 Tychson Hill
Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon
btls IB 0 4 $316 btls 94
Red 2009 Antica Terra
Pinot Noir Estate Grown
btls IB 0 2 $103 btls 92
Red 2009 Au Bon Climat
Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay
btls IB 1 0 $418 cs 92 (BI)
Red 2009 Beaux Freres
Pinot Noir
btls IB 0 6 $80 btls -
Red 2009 Ch. Montelena
Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
btls IB 7 0 $1,487 cs 93+
Red 2009 Inglenook
CASK Cabernet
btls IB 10 0 $949 cs -
Red 2009 Kapcsandy Family Vineyards
Endre
btls IB 2 0 $712 cs 87
White 2009 Woodward Canyon
Riesling
btls IB 2 0 $301 cs -
White 2010 Chateau St Michelle
Eroica Riesling
btls IB 1 0 $269 cs 90
Red 2010 Domaine Drouhin
Pinot Noir
btls IB 1 0 $348 cs 89
Red 2010 Kapcsandy Family Vineyards
Estate Cuvee
btls IB 1 0 $2,135 cs 98
Red 2010 Kapcsandy Family Vineyards
Roberta's
btls IB 1 6 $4,998 cs 97
Red 2010 Kapcsandy Family Vineyards
State Lane Cabernet
btls IB 3 0 $4,571 cs 96
Red 2011 Araujo Estate
Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
btls IB 0 6 $403 btls -
Red 2011 Moueix
Dominus
btls IB 1 0 $1,977 cs -
Red 2011 Opus One
Opus One
btls IB 0 6 $231 btls -
Red 2011 Screaming Eagle
Cabernet Sauvignon
btls IB 0 3 $2,531 btls -
Red 2011 Seghesio
Zinfandel Old Vine
btls IB 5 0 $443 cs -
White 2012 Araujo Estate
Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
btls IB 1 0 $664 cs -
Red 2012 Chanin
Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
btls IB 2 0 $554 cs -
Red 2014 Ridge
Cabernet Sauvignon Montebello
btls IB 1 6 $1,575 cs -
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