9 Winter Whites from California

New reviews of Rhône-style wines from Napa, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara
9 Winter Whites from California
Tablas Creek is a leader of their pack when it comes to stellar Rhône-style wines in California. (Courtesy of Tablas Creek)
Nov 26, 2018

California's Rhône-style whites are increasingly diverse, offering a variety of food-friendly styles. Wines from grapes like Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne are known for their intense fruit flavors and heady aromas. This selection from across the state shows what this exciting category has to offer. Get the scores and tasting notes!

Tasting Highlights' wine reviews are fresh out of the tasting room, offering a sneak peek of our editors' most recent scores and notes to WineSpectator.com members.

Member-Only Content

Premium Subscription

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 400,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

Start Free 30-day Trial

Already a member? Sign In

You Might Also Like

8 Exciting West Coast Chardonnays Up to 92 Points

8 Exciting West Coast Chardonnays Up to 92 Points

New reviews of whites from California's Russian River Valley and Washington's Columbia …

Sep 26, 2022
8 Outstanding Loire Whites Up to 93 Points

8 Outstanding Loire Whites Up to 93 Points

Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Vouvray star in these new reviews of French Sauvignon Blanc and …

Sep 22, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand

Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand

More than 150 red and white wines from New Zealand were reviewed by Wine Spectator  senior …

Nov 15, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet

More than 800 red wines from California were reviewed by Wine Spectator  senior editor …

Nov 15, 2022
12 Enchanting California Pinot Noirs Up to 91 Points

12 Enchanting California Pinot Noirs Up to 91 Points

New reviews of Golden State reds from Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Monterey and beyond, including …

Sep 19, 2022
8 Enticing Sicilian Wines Up to 92 Points

8 Enticing Sicilian Wines Up to 92 Points

Chardonnay, Nero d'Avola and more are featured in these new reviews of impressive wines …

Sep 15, 2022