California Collector Wines

California Collector Wines

California Collector Wines

California is one of the most prominent winemaking regions of the New World. Their climate helped them cultivate a respectable number of versatile grapes and certain varietals that had an unreliable reputation in countries like France. They stand toe-to-toe with every other winemaking titan, and their wines are getting more and more attention from wine geeks and collectors alike. Some Californian blends are skyrocketing in price each year, showcasing the potential of the region and bringing many hopeful investors onto the scene.

Some recent vintages are proving to be an amazing investment. For example, if you can get a hold of a bottle of 2015 Chardonnay from Three Sticks Wines, we highly encourage you to do so. Should you decide to uncork it, you get to experience a heavenly blend of zesty citrus and a warm, cozy toast baseline. If that doesn’t suit your taste, how about an elegant bottle of 2015 West Ridge Pinot Noir from Hirsch Vineyards, which simply explodes in a surge of raspberry flavor and an encompassing aroma of redcurrant? Whatever your preference is, there is a blend in California that you will want to add to your cellar. To that end, we’ve made it our goal to introduce you to as many collectible wines as possible from this region. If you wish to impress other collectors with your amazing selection or simply bring joy to your friends and loved ones over a meal, look no further than these mouth-watering wines.
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  1. 1983 heitz cabernet sauvignon bella oaks California Red
    1983 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks
    90
    WS
    Lean and well balanced, ripe cherry and spice with rich fruit of moderate d epth. It's got nicely defined fruit, concentration and an elegant feel on the palate. Tannins are in pro..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $199.00
  2. 1985 joseph phelps eisele vineyard napa California Red
    1985 Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard Napa
    94
    JG
    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon “Eisele Vineyard”) True to the Phelps impeccable track record throughout the vintages of the 1980s (in my book the golden ag..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $299.00
  3. 1985 joseph phelps insignia California Red
    1985 Joseph Phelps Insignia
    95
    RP
    Fresh, lively notes of spice box, roasted herbs, black currants and plums are followed by a dark, broodingly backward wine with impressive richness, full body and a long finish dis..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $315.00
  4. 1987 silverado napa cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1987 Silverado Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    92
    WS
    Smooth, ripe and harmonious, with layers of black cherry, plum, currant and anise, finishing with a smooth texture and a long, lingering aftertaste.--1987 California Cabernet horiz..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $239.00
  5. 1988 opus one California Red
    1988 Opus One
    92
    VM
    A layered, impeccably graceful wine, the 1988 Opus One is all about textural harmony and balance. Sweet, silky tannins wrap around the expressive fruit in a wine that stands out fo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $640.00
  6. 1988 silverado napa cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1988 Silverado Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $239.00
  7. 1990 joseph phelps insignia California Red
    1990 Joseph Phelps Insignia
    91
    RP
    The 1990 Insignia still possesses a healthy dark ruby/purple-tinged color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge. Lots of licorice, black currant, Chinese black tea, cedarwo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $169.00
  8. 1990 mondavi reserve cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    94
    RP
    This wine is just beginning to drink spectacularly well. The rustic, big, thick 1990 is Californian in its orientation. It is loaded with flavor, but the tannin is coarser when com..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,335.00
  9. 1991 diamond creek gravelly meadow California Red
    1991 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $235.00
  10. 1991 diamond creek volcanic hill California Red
    1991 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill
    91
    WS
    This is a deceptively rich and detailed wine. Though it lacks overt ripe fruitiness, it adequately compensates with a mix of rich, earthy currant, hints of cherry and berry and tra..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  11. 1991 mondavi reserve cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1991 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    93
    VM
    (13.4% alcohol; 70% To Kalon): Good dark red. Inviting aromas and flavors of currant, spices, tobacco and mocha complicated by nuances of meat and leather. Sweet, pliant, elegant C..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $259.00
  12. 1992 diamond creek red rock terrace California Red
    1992 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $185.00
  13. 1992 diamond creek volcanic hill California Red
    1992 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $245.00
  14. 1994 joseph phelps insignia California Red
    1994 Joseph Phelps Insignia
    98
    RP
    The 1994 boasts an inky/purple color along with a glorious nose of black raspberries, blackberries and black currants that is still somewhat primary despite nearly 18 years in bott..." Learn More
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    As low as $379.00
  15. 1994 opus one California Red
    1994 Opus One
    97
    WS
    Like the '87, there's a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse to this graceful, elegant wine. Lots of complex flavors, with tiers of spicy currant and black cherry. Long, intricat..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $550.00
  16. 1995 pahlmeyer merlot California Red
    1995 Pahlmeyer Merlot
    94
    RP
    I do not believe it is an exaggeration to say that Pahlmeyer's Merlot is now the finest being produced in California. One might quibble over other styles of Merlot, but no producer..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $195.00
  17. 1995 pahlmeyer proprietary red California Red
    1995 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red
    96
    RP
    Pahlmeyer's proprietary red table wine tends to be Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated (usually 80-85%) with small portions of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The 1995 P..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $479.00
  18. 1996 araujo eisele cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1996 Araujo Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon
    94
    RP
    The saturated purple-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard offers an attractive nose of black fruits intermixed with toast, minerals, subtle tar, and wood smoke. Full-bod..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $209.00
  19. 1996 diamond creek lake vineyard cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1996 Diamond Creek Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,799.00
  20. 1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot
    1996 Pahlmeyer Merlot
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $249.00
  21. 1997 araujo eisele cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1997 Araujo Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon
    92+
    VM
    Full ruby-red. Expressive nose combines black raspberry, currant, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco and sandalwood. Lush and sweet but fresh, with a firm edge of acidity giving shap..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $649.00
  22. 1997 caymus special selection California Red
    1997 Caymus Special Selection
    94
    W&S
    No written review provided. | 94 W&S..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  23. 1997 far niente cabernet sauvignon California Red
    1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon
    93
    WE
    Earthy, meaty and spicy-it's what Napa Cabernet is supposed to be. Perfectly balanced, smooth and totally correct, it has cherry and chocolate in spades and lots of grip. In the en..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $159.00
  24. 1997 montelena cabernet sauvignon estate California Red
    1997 Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
    98
    RP
    There are 10,200 cases of the remarkable 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Opaque purple-colored with a dense, chewy, full-bodied personality, it displays abundant cassis, mineral, a..." Learn More
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    As low as $295.00
  25. 1997 pahlmeyer merlot California Red
    1997 Pahlmeyer Merlot
    96
    RP
    Pahlmeyer's 1997 Merlot may be the finest Merlot ever produced in California. A profound blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers gorgeous smoky, black cherry liqu..." Learn More
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    As low as $205.00
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