8 Intriguing Rhône-Style California Wines

New reviews of Syrah, Grenache and more from the Golden State's Central Coast, up to 92 points and many priced less than $30

8 Intriguing Rhône-Style California Wines
In western Paso Robles, Denner's 130 vineyard acres are planted to 20 different grapes, mostly Rhône varieties. (Courtesy of Denner Vineyards)
Mar 14, 2022

California’s Central Coast is a vast region stretching from the southern tip of San Francisco to Santa Barbara farther south. Here, we’ve highlighted Rhône-style Central Coast wines, both single-variety bottlings and blends, showcasing some of the category's leading examples from recent tastings.

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