Earlier this month our Buying Director spent a week in Napa Valley visiting a dozen or so wineries who have now opted to release through the Bordeaux Place in the upcoming September Releases. We will be taking a closer look at how the relationship between these two iconic regions are working together today to produce some of the most exciting wines to be found in any corner of the globe.

Judgment of Paris B&W

Judgement of Paris

1976 was the year the United States of America celebrated its Bicentennial as an independent republic. However, this year was to become legendary in America, and around the world, for another reason. The Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 – commonly known as the Judgement of Paris – is now an event recognised the world over for revolutionising the world of wine and establishing California as one of the top wine producing regions.

Napa Valley: A Franco-American History

The 1976 Judgement of Paris opened the eyes of the French – and the rest of the world – to the enormous winemaking potential to be found in California, and kickstarted a series of transatlantic collaborations that continue to this day. Last month, our Buying Director spent a week in Napa Valley where she visited a number of these ground-breaking estates with a distinctly origine française!

Grapes B&W (2)

An American Focus

Browse our personal highlights available from Napa Valley and beyond

2014 Dominus, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD97JS98RP97VM96+
£1,070/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Dominus, Napa Valley 6x75cl

RP100VM97
£1,280/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2015 Dominus, Napa Valley 6x75cl

RP100VM92-95
£1,300/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

1996 Dominus, Napa Valley 6x75cl

RP95VM93
£1,680/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future Arrival

2012 Dominus, Napa Valley 6x75cl

RP98VM98
£1,100/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2014 Dominus, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD97JS98RP97VM96+
£1,025/CaseDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate

2019 Inglenook, Rubicon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JA100RP96+VM95
£795/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 Ridge, Three Valleys, Sonoma County 12x75cl

£352/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Oct 2024

2021 Ridge, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains 12x75cl

£798/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Oct 2024

2021 Ridge, Lytton Estate Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 12x75cl

£411/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Oct 2024

2022 Ridge, Geyserville, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

£483/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Oct 2024

2022 Ridge, Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley 12x75cl

£483/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Oct 2024