Three top-drawer Californians


Compared with our American counterparts, we Europeans get all too few chances to taste fine California wines. Fortunately we have Alder Yarrow and Elaine Chukan Brown (who is currently diligently tasting her way through a whole heap of Sonoma Cabernets for us) to keep our reportage on the subject up to speed. 

But by coincidence, I happen to have had the chance to taste with three of the most respected northern California wine producers in London in the last few months. Perhaps it was the transatlantic travel season.

The 29 wines below are grouped by producer and then listed in...