15 California Wines Gone Rhône-Style

New reviews of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier and Grenache Blanc from the Golden State
15 California Wines Gone Rhône-Style
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Aug 14, 2017

California's Rhône-style wines are more diverse than ever before, as vintners experiment with different grapes and styles. Today's selection rounds up 15 picks, including Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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