Alphabetical Guide to California Rhônes

Alphabetical Guide to California Rhônes
Saxum's James Berry Vineyard yielded the top wine in this report, which features standout 2019 reds from California's Central Coast. (Courtesy of Saxum)
From the Oct 15, 2022, issue

Nearly 275 wines were reviewed by Wine Spectator editors for the California Rhônes tasting report in the October 15, 2022, issue. For a full analysis of the latest vintages, best producers and recommended wines, read "California Rhônes." WineSpectator.com members can find full reviews, with tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ACQUIESCE
Clairette Blanche Lodi 2019 86 $28
Ingénue Lodi 2019 86 $34
Roussanne Lodi 2019 87 $34
ADELAIDA
Anna's Red Anna's Estate Vineyard Adelaida District 2019 90 $50
Anna's Red Anna's Estate Vineyard Adelaida District 2018 91 $65
Syrah Adelaida District Anna's Estate Vineyard 2019 90 $75
Syrah Adelaida District Anna's Estate Vineyard 2018 91 $75
ADOBE ROAD
The 24 Santa Barbara-Mendocino-Sonoma Counties 2019 90 $66
ALTA COLINA
Marsanne Adelaida District Claudia Cuvée 2019 87 $38
Marsanne Adelaida District Claudia Cuvée 2018 88 $38
Roussanne Adelaida District Model Citizen 2019 88 $38
Roussanne Adelaida District Model Citizen 2018 89 $38
Syrah Adelaida District Toasted Slope 2018 91 $58
AMPELOS
Viognier Santa Barbara County Phi: The Golden One 2020 90 $25
ANCIENT PEAKS
Renegade Santa Margarita Ranch 2019 89 $26
ARGOT
Syrah Sonoma Mountain 2019 93 $60
BEDROCK
Syrah California 2020 91 $30
Syrah Carneros Hudson Vineyard South T'n'S-Blocks 2020 91 $65
BELLA GRACE
Grenache Blanc Amador County Estate 2020 88 $25
Viognier Amador County 2020 90 $25
BIRICHINO
Cinsault Mokelumne River Bechthold Vineyard Old Vines 2019 83 $26
BOKISCH
Garnacha Clements Hills Terra Alta Vineyard 2017 81 $27
BOOKER
Grenache Paso Robles Ripper 2019 88 $85
Grenache Paso Robles Ripper 2018 92 $85
Oublié Paso Robles 2019 92 $75
Oublié Paso Robles 2018 93 $75
Syrah Paso Robles Fracture 2019 94 $98
Syrah Paso Robles Fracture 2018 91 $98
Vertigo Paso Robles 2019 90 $75
Vertigo Paso Robles 2018 90 $75
BOUCHAINE
Syrah Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2019 89 $85
Syrah Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2018 90 $85
BRICOLEUR
Viognier Fountaingrove District Kick Ranch Vineyard 2019 92 $32
BROC CELLARS
Love Red North Coast 2021 85 $10 / 350ml
BROWN ESTATE
Chaos Theory Napa Valley 2019 84 $40
BURGESS
Alpinist Napa Valley 2015 91 $150
CALCAREOUS
Grenache Paso Robles 2019 93 $56
Lily Blanc Paso Robles 2020 92 $38
Moose Paso Robles 2019 94 $60
Syrah Paso Robles Devil's Canyon 2019 93 $65
Trés Violet Paso Robles 2019 94 $60
Viognier Paso Robles 2020 90 $38
CALERA
Viognier Mount Harlan 2019 90 $38
Viognier Mount Harlan 2018 91 $38
CALIZA
Cohort Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 93 $65
Sidekick Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 88 $38
Syrah Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 94 $70
CARLISLE
Grenache Sonoma Valley Rossi Ranch 2019 92 $49
Petite Sirah Napa Valley Palisades Vineyard 2019 93 $58
Syrah Russian River Valley Papa's Block 2019 94 $48
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vineyard 2019 94 $48
LE CASQUE
Adrian Proprietary Red Sierra Foothills 2018 84 $34
Calotte White Sierra Foothills 2020 88 $25
CASS
Grenache Paso Robles 2019 90 $32
Marsanne Paso Robles 2020 87 $26
Mr. Blanc Paso Robles Geneseo District 2020 90 $16
Roussanne Paso Robles 2020 86 $26
Viognier Paso Robles 2020 88 $28
CASTLE ROCK
Syrah Lodi 2019 84 $11
CLIF FAMILY
Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2019 90 $45
CLINE
Cashmere Red California 2019 82 $15
Mourvèdre Contra Costa County Ancient Vines 2019 83 $15
Mourvèdre Contra Costa County Small Berry Big Break Vineyard 2019 86 $40
Viognier North Coast 2021 87 $15
Viognier North Coast 2020 88 $11
JEFF COHN
Syrah Rockpile Domaine des Chirats Rockpile Vineyard 2019 94 $105
COLGIN
Syrah Napa Valley IX Estate 2019 94 $NA
Syrah Napa Valley IX Estate 2018 94 $350
COPIA
The Cure Paso Robles 2019 89 $58
COVENANT
Red C Sonoma County 2019 90 $44
DARIOUSH
Shiraz Napa Valley Signature 2018 93 $85
Viognier Napa Valley Signature 2019 93 $52
DEHLINGER
Syrah Russian River Valley Altamont 2018 93 $55
Syrah Russian River Valley Goldridge 2018 93 $50
DENNER
Carignan Paso Robles Willow Creek District Sacred Burro 2019 92 $75
Carignan Paso Robles Willow Creek District Sacred Burro 2018 91 $70
Cirrus Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 94 $90
Dirt Worshipper Central Coast 2019 94 $85
Ditch Digger Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 92 $85
Theresa Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 89 $50
DRY CREEK
Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Spencer's Hill Vineyard Single Vineyard Series 2018 87 $40
DUBOST
Aledandrine Adelaida District 2019 89 $40
Grenache Blanc Adelaida District The Glenrose Vineyard 2020 90 $40
Homestead Red Paso Robles NV 86 $30
DUMOL
Syrah Russian River Valley Eddie's Patch 2019 94 $99
Syrah Russian River Valley Wild Mountainside 2019 93 $65
DUTTON-GOLDFIELD
Syrah Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Cherry Ridge Vineyard 2016 92 $50
EBERLE
Côtes-du-Rôbles Blanc Paso Robles 2020 89 $28
Viognier Paso Robles Eberle Estate Vineyard 2020 88 $28
ELEMENT 79
Viognier Fair Play 2020 86 $28
EMERCY
Grenache-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County 2019 90 $65
ENOW
Grenache-Mourvèdre Paso Robles Enough 2020 93 $75
THE FARM WINERY
Primal Scream Adelaida District 2017 93 $60
Touchy-Feely Adelaida District 2018 92 $65
Touchy-Feely Adelaida District 2017 93 $60
FERRARI-CARANO
UNA Alexander Valley 2019 91 $39
FOPPIANO
1896 California 2018 89 $13
Petite Sirah Russian River Valley 2017 92 $25
FOXEN
Cuvée Jeanne Marie Williamson-Doré Vineyard Los Olivos District 2018 91 $48
Syrah Santa Maria Valley Tinaquaic Vineyard 2018 92 $52
FREQUENCY
GSM Santa Barbara County 2019 93 $28
GARGANTUA
Syrah California 2017 92 $50
CR GRAYBEHL
Grenache Noir Dry Creek Valley The Grenachista Mounts 2019 90 $38
Grenache Noir Sonoma Valley The Grenachista Mathis Vineyard 2019 88 $38
GUST
Syrah Petaluma Gap 2018 86 $40
INGLENOOK
Blancaneaux Rutherford 2019 90 $65
JACUZZI
Clarum Petaluma Gap 2018 90 $45
JAFFURS
Syrah Santa Barbara County 2018 89 $29
Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2017 92 $50
Viognier Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2019 92 $27
KAMEN
Syrah Moon Mountain District 2019 94 $80
KELLER ESTATE
Rôtie Petaluma Gap 2018 90 $65
Rôtie Petaluma Gap 2017 92 $60
KENDALL-JACKSON
Syrah Santa Barbara County Estates Collection 2020 90 $40
Syrah Santa Barbara County Jackson Estate Alisos Hills 2019 93 $40
KENDRIC
Viognier Petaluma Gap 2020 88 $26
KEPLINGER
Eldorado Sierra Foothills 2018 93 $60
KLINKER BRICK
Grenache Blanc Lodi 2020 90 $20
KOEHLER
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2017 89 $35
LAFOND
Syrah Sta. Rita Hills SRH 2018 89 $28
LAGIER MEREDITH
Syrah Mount Veeder 2019 93 $48
THE LANGUAGE OF YES
Grenache Santa Maria Valley En Passerillage Rancho Real Vineyard 2020 92 $40
Syrah Santa Maria Valley En Passerillage Rancho Real Vineyard 2020 90 $40
LASSETER FAMILY
Chemin de Fer Sonoma Valley 2019 93 $56
LAW
Aspire Adelaida District 2018 92 $82
Audacious Adelaida District 2018 92 $82
Beguiling Adelaida District 2018 93 $82
Grenache Adelaida District The Nines 2018 92 $105
Mourvèdre Adelaida District Prima 2018 88 $105
Sagacious Adelaida District 2018 91 $82
Sōph Adelaida District 2019 87 $82
Syrah Adelaida District Intrepid 2018 94 $105
LEWIS
Alec's Blend Napa Valley 2019 93 $65
Syrah Napa Valley 2019 93 $80
Syrah Napa Valley Ethan's 2019 94 $45
LIMERICK LANE
Rocks & Fog Russian River Valley 2019 92 $50
LOCATIONS
CA California NV 84 $20
CA8 California NV 86 $25
J. LOHR
Gesture GSM Paso Robles 2020 89 $30
Gesture RVG Adelaida District 2020 89 $35
LUCIA
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Soberanes Vineyard 2018 90 $60
MAHA
Before Anyone Else Adelaida District 2018 93 $98
MARGERUM
Grenache Santa Barbara County 2020 92 $40
M5 Santa Barbara County 2020 91 $29
M5 White Los Olivos District 2020 90 $29
M5 White Margerum Estate Vineyard Los Olivos District 2019 92 $29
Syrah Los Olivos District Margerum Estate Vineyard 2020 93 $60
Syrah Santa Barbara County 2020 92 $32
LOUIS M. MARTINI
Mountain Red Monte Rosso Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2017 91 $65
Petite Sirah Napa Valley No. 254 Thomann Station Vineyard 2018 91 $65
MATERRA
Viognier Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 2019 87 $30
MATHIS
Grenache Sonoma Valley 2017 90 $32
MCCAY
Cinsault Lodi 2016 88 $40
Grenache Blanc Lodi 2019 85 $28
MCMANIS
Viognier River Junction 2020 84 $12
MINER
Viognier Paso Robles 2020 90 $25
MORGAN
Cotes du Crow's Monterey 2019 89 $22
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands G17 2019 90 $25
MCPRICE MYERS
Beautiful Earth Paso Robles 2020 94 $45
Beautiful Earth Paso Robles 2019 93 $40
Beautiful Earth White Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2020 91 $30
Beautiful Earth White Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 90 $30
Clairette Blanche Paso Robles Willow Creek District Paper Street Vineyard 2019 89 $38
Grenache Paso Robles Sel de la Terre 2019 89 $50
High On The Hog Paso Robles 2020 89 $25
High On The Hog Paso Robles 2019 89 $20
L'Ange Rouge Santa Barbara County 2020 93 $50
Paper Street Vineyard Cuvée Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 93 $60
Syrah Central Coast Right Hand Man 2019 89 $20
NEYERS
Sage Canyon California 2019 92 $30
NICORA
Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley 2019 94 $70
Buxom Central Coast 2019 93 $65
Euphoric Fulldraw Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 92 $70
OAK GROVE
Viognier California Family Reserve 2020 85 $9
OPTIK
Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2020 92 $50
Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard Block No 11D1 2019 90 $50
ORIN SWIFT
Abstract California 2020 91 $43
Abstract California 2019 90 $43
Machete California 2018 90 $60
PALI WINE CO.
Jetty Central Coast 2018 89 $35
PANGLOSS
Appreciation Sonoma Valley 2018 92 $35
PARDUCCI
Petite Sirah Mendocino True Grit Reserve 2019 84 $20
PEAKE RANCH
Bellis Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2019 88 $40
PIEDRASASSI
Syrah Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2019 90 $50
PRESTON
L. Preston Dry Creek Valley 2018 87 $42
Madam Preston Dry Creek Valley 2020 89 $36
Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2019 89 $38
PRUETT
Lucky Lauren Red Sierra Foothills 2019 93 $39
Syrah Sierra Foothills Championship Cuvee 2019 93 $100
Syrah Sierra Foothills CSP 2019 94 $42
Syrah Sierra Foothills Taylor's Reserve 2019 94 $49
QUILT
The Fabric of the Land Napa Valley 2020 87 $45
The Fabric of the Land Napa Valley 2019 90 $35
QUIVIRA
Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2019 92 $40
QUPÉ
Roussanne Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Hillside Estate 2017 87 $40
Syrah Central Coast 2019 89 $20
RAM'S GATE
Syrah Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2018 90 $70
RAMEY
Syrah Sonoma Coast 2018 93 $40
RED CAR
Syrah Fort Ross-Seaview Estate Vineyard 2018 92 $55
Syrah Sonoma Coast 2018 92 $35
RELIC
Mourvèdre Moon Mountain District 2019 93 $70
RIDGE
Grenache Blanc Paso Robles 2020 92 $30
Syrah-Grenache-Mataro Dry Creek Valley Lytton Estate Vineyard 2019 92 $38
ROAR
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2019 93 $50
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vineyard 2019 93 $50
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Sierra Mar Vineyard 2019 93 $50
SAN SIMEON
Viognier Paso Robles Stefano Vineyard 2020 91 $25
SANS WINE CO.
Carignan Mendocino County Carbonic Poor Ranch Vineyards Coyote Rock Block NV 87 $12 / 375ml
Carignane Mendocino 2020 80 $20
SAXUM
Booker Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 95 $98
Broken Stones Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 97 $98
G2 Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 95 $98
James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 98 $98
Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 94 $98
SHAFER
Relentless Napa Valley 2018 94 $95
CAROL SHELTON
Coquille Blanc Paso Robles 2020 88 $26
Coquille Rouge Central Coast 2020 88 $26
Coquille Rouge Central Coast 2018 88 $25
Viognier Placer County Wild Thing 2020 92 $20
SIXTEEN 600
Grenache Moon Mountain District Muchas Piedras 2018 89 $64
Marsanne Moon Mountain District Simons 2019 89 $51
SOBON ESTATE
Viognier Amador County 2020 87 $17
SOL ROUGE
Viognier Lake County 2018 83 $39
CHATEAU ST. JEAN
Eighty-Five Fifty-Five Cuvée Reserve Sonoma County 2017 89 $75
RODNEY STRONG
Upshot White California 2019 89 $19
SUNSTONE
Viognier Santa Barbara County 2020 86 $35
TABLAS CREEK
Côtes de Tablas Adelaida District 2019 92 $35
Côtes de Tablas Blanc Adelaida District 2020 91 $30
Esprit de Tablas Adelaida District 2019 91 $60
Esprit de Tablas Blanc Adelaida District 2019 92 $50
Grenache Blanc Adelaida District 2020 88 $30
Mourvèdre Adelaida District 2019 92 $45
Patelin de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles 2020 90 $25
Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2019 91 $25
Roussanne Adelaida District 2019 88 $40
TENSHEN
Santa Barbara County 2019 89 $25
TENSLEY
All Blocks Tensley Vineyards Santa Barbara County 2020 92 $36
All Blocks Tensley Vineyards Santa Barbara County 2019 94 $36
Syrah Santa Barbara County 2020 92 $30
Syrah Santa Barbara County 2019 93 $28
Syrah Santa Barbara County BMT 2020 94 $100
Syrah Santa Barbara County BMT 2019 93 $98 / 1.5L
Syrah Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard 2020 95 $46
Syrah Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard 2019 95 $44
Syrah Santa Barbara County OGT 2020 94 $100
Syrah Santa Barbara County OGT 2019 93 $98 / 1.5L
Syrah Santa Barbara County Tensley Vineyard 2020 94 $46
Syrah Santa Barbara County Tensley Vineyard 2019 94 $44
Syrah Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard 2020 93 $46
Syrah Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard 2019 93 $44
Syrah Santa Barbara County Turner Vineyard 2019 92 $44
Syrah Sta. Rita Hills 2020 92 $36
TERMINIM
Cépages d'Or Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County 2019 83 $40
Syrah Mendocino County Alder Springs Vineyard 2019 93 $65
THE ROYAL NONESUCH FARM
York Mountain 2019 92 $55
THEOPOLIS
Petite Sirah Yorkville Highlands 2019 90 $40
Theo-Patra's Cuvée Cerise California 2019 85 $36
THREE WINE COMPANY
Old Vines Field Blend Contra Costa County 2018 86 $24
TOOTH & NAIL
Grenache Santa Maria Valley Amor Fati Murmur Vineyard 2018 86 $60
TRUCHARD
Roussanne Napa Valley-Carneros 2019 88 $28
TURLEY
Petite Syrah Paso Robles Pesenti Vineyard 2019 92 $38
UNTI
Cuvée Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2020 89 $35
Cuvée Foudre Dry Creek Valley 2018 91 $70
Grenache Dry Creek Valley 2018 90 $38
Syrah Dry Creek Valley 2018 91 $35
VERMILLION
Sierra Foothills-Sonoma County 2018 90 $35
VILLA CREEK
Avenger Paso Robles 2019 92 $65
Cherry House White Paso Robles 2019 90 $25
Garnacha Paso Robles 2020 92 $75
High Road James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2019 92 $85
Rocks & Flowers Paso Robles 2020 92 $35
This Way That Way Paso Robles 2020 92 $90
WALSON HOLLAND
Mélange Blanc California 2018 89 $75
Tasting Reports red-wines White Wines california napa sonoma santa-barbara-county paso-robles 2019 2020 2018 Grenache / Garnacha Mourvèdre Syrah / Shiraz Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

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