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11 Big-Name California Rhône Picks

New reviews of Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and more
Brandon Sparks-Gillis
Dragonette is a leader of high-quality Syrah in Santa Barbara County.
Collin Dreizen
Posted: July 30, 2018

From Carneros to Santa Barbara, California winemakers have consistently proven that the state excels with Rhône varieties. It makes perfect sense that grapes like Syrah and Viognier thrive here, as the climate is similar to that of the Rhône, with warm, dry summers and cooling winds. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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