Acclaimed Australian Wine Producer Penfolds’ Debut California Collection

Crossing hemispheres for vivacious additions to the collectable brand

Long before wine producer Penfolds released their inaugural California Collection this March, they imported heritage vines to the US from their South Australia vineyards and planted them in the soil of Camatta Hills Estate in the town of Paso Robles. One of the most coveted and collected wines portfolios in Australia, Penfolds then dedicated more than 20 years to their Californian exploration—and now four wines have come …

Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This expressive Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley boasts notes of dried cherries, baking spices, and espresso beans on first open. On the palate, blackberry jam and bright acid counteract its denser aromas. But, as Chateau Montelena explains, further resting results in more complex notes of dried ginger, anise and cocoa. A lovely wine to share over the colder months, it’s rich and full-bodied.

SuperBloom Red (2018)

Angeleno Wine Co captured the attention of Californians by being the first winery to open in LA since prohibition. Jasper Dickson and Amy Luftig Viste’s DTLA outpost has been turning out hand-crafted wines with locally grown grapes from Agua Dulce and Antelope Valley. Inspired by old-style California zinfandels, SuperBloom is made with whole-cluster grapes from 100-year-old vines. They foot-tread this wine on the stems, and …