Jamal Rayyis

The world of wine is huge and gets bigger every year. Restaurants and wine shops compete to outdo one another by offering the biggest, most diverse selections possible. Without guidance even experienced wine lover can have trouble. Our guide is a map to navigate the sea of wine, giving helpful information as well as recommending specific bottles. From the thousands of bottles tasted, we chose bottles based on these criteria: quality, value and availability.

Key to Symbols

Quality **** Outstanding Worth a search

*** Excellent Top-notch example

** Very good Distinctive

* Good Delicious everyday wine




California Whites

Other White Wines

Recommended Wines

1993 Kalin Semillon, Livermore Valley ****

Semillon is a bit unusual in California, but is there a better one made in the U.S.? We doubt it.

The only California Semillon rated Outstanding.


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