We are going to explore California’s legendary premium local wines known for their exquisite and intense fruity flavors as we believe California houses the best white wine in the world. We will provide you with the selection of the best California white wines and their perfectly paired meals in order to help you find your favorite.
Californians can take pride in their home state as they browse this collection of the top California white wines we are enjoying in 2022. If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can have some of these wines delivered to your door in 45 minutes or less!
1. Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc is self-described as sunshine in a glass. Vivino has ranked this California white wine as the top 7% of wine in the world. It is described as aromatic and bright with a crisp, clean finish. It features lemon and kiwi flavors accompanied by scents of green apple. Most enjoyed in the summer, you can pair this selection with light dishes such as seafood appetizers, summer salads, and grilled chicken all year long.
2. Chronic Cellars, Eunice X 2015
Coming from the Central Coast of California, Chronic Cellars is a unique blend of white wines with a dominant Chardonnay offering. It has a lovely nose of light pear cream, cantaloupe and daffodil. The palate displays honeydew reigned in with lime and a tense finish making it a perfect pairing with a light pasta, pork, shellfish, and grilled chicken salad.
3. Weed Cellars Chenin Blanc & Viognier 2018
Originating from the Central Coast, Weed Cellars Chenin Blanc & Viognier allows you to enjoy rich notes of pear, ginger, jasmine, and honey pride. Dry and fruity, this versatile white wine makes a wonderful pairing with an array of summer or light dishes year round. Lovely pairings are made with ricotta, salumi, shrimp, scallops, avocado, sweet onions, curries, Thai dishes, Crab Louis, fish paté and sushi.
4. Lynmar Estate Monastery Chardonnay 2016
This Russian River Chardonnay is a pale straw color, with noticeable unique notes of honeysuckle, white peach, lemon, and wet stone. Taste hints of lemongrass, apricot, pear, green apple, and pomelo. This smooth texture allows a long, clean, and bright finish and would make a fabulous pairing with rich fish such as salmon and tuna, as well as pork, poultry, and a fresh vegetarian dish.
5. Livingston Cellars Rhine
Craving a spicy dish? How about a cured meat appetizer followed by chicken smothered in a spicy black bean sauce and enchiladas? If any of that sounds appetizing, you’ll want to grab this Livingston Cellars Rhine to pair it with. It's a pleasantly sweet wine, balancing a crisp mouthfeel of bright fruit flavors.
6. Chappellet Chenin Blanc 2019
Napa Valley grown, this impressive signature dry Chappellet Chenin Blanc is said to be pure and focused with vibrant citrus, lemon, and guava. It has a crisp acidity and creamy blend of green apple, mango, and lime. Pair this with a mild and soft cheese appetizer, lean fish, shellfish, and your favorite spicy dish.
7. The Naked Grape Pinot Grigio
Modesto proudly brings us The Naked Grape Pinot Grigio with light-bodied aromas of pear, lemon and honey. It carries those crisp and clean flavors to its finish. With a respectable Wine & Spirits rating of 85, there is a reason this wine has been popular for years. This Pinot Grigio makes an excellent pairing with mushrooms, cured meat, pork, and spicy food.
8.Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2019
From California’s Central Coast vineyards, Mondavi Private Selection is an award winning classically styled Chardonnay. It has a rich and creamy palate of baked spice and apples, poached pears, citrus, and pineapple. It makes a lovely pairing with pork, salmon, tuna, chicken, and vegetarian meals.
9. Livingston Cellars Chablis Blanc
Well-balanced, dry, and light-bodied Livingston Cellars Chablis Blanc is the ideal wine for a summer evening. It has crip whispers of bright green apples, citrus, and other tree fruits carrying you along a clean finish. This bold California white wine will make a great pairing with vegetarian dishes, pork, salmon, tuna, and poultry dishes.
10. Au Bon Climat Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay 2015
Au Bon Climat Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay is a California highly rated lush white wine from the Santa Maria Valley. It contains the essence of sandalwood and cinnamon as well as vanilla and nutmeg. These flavors are accompanied by a lemon zest, peach, and enjoyable nutty flavor. Pair this perfect California white wine with your favorite light summery pork, rich fish, poultry, and vegetarian dishes.
11. Honig Vineyard & Winery Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley’s Honig Vineyard & Winery Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh with flavors and aromas of peaches, lemon curd, white grapefruit and passion fruit with notes of citrus and stone fruit. This dry wine has a mid-palate with light acidic undertones leading to a crisp, long finish. This can be delightfully paired with goat cheese, a nice BLT sandwich, shellfish, or vegetarian dishes.
12. Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
This Santa Rosa Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay is a bold and dry white wine. Its dominating fresh fruit and floral aromas complement the notes of wet stone, apple, pear, peach, pink grapefruit, tangerine, citrus blossom, and apple flavors. The buttery and vanilla oak influences a softer side of the lemon and lime flavors which pair well with fish, lobster, crab, clams, mussels, shrimp, vegetarian, pork, and poultry dishes.
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