10 Vibrant California White Wines at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and more from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and beyond

10 Vibrant California White Wines at 90+ Points
St. Supéry uses Bordeaux varieties to make a number of noteworthy red and white wines.
Jun 7, 2021

While there's good reason to embrace California Chardonnays, this week’s selection showcases other flavorful white wines from the Golden State, encompassing diverse grape varieties and appellations. The thread running through these wines is a strong standard of quality, with each earning 90 points or more on Wine Spectators’ 100-point scale. Whether you're looking for a new favorite or just exploring alternatives, there are plenty of juicy and interesting options to broaden your white wine horizons.

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