SLOW PRIZES: Our editors TOP picks from the 2018 guide to California wines

Today, we’re sharing the Slow Wine California winners of the SLOW prize.

The SLOW WINE PRIZE is awarded to wines that represent an expression of place, originality, and history. Quality-price ratio is another factor that our editors consider for this prize.

As Northern California wine country continues to recover from the long-term effects of October’s devastating wildfires, we encourage you to support the winemaking community by buying Napa and Sonoma wines.

 

 

MENDOCINO

Drew Wines Fog Eater 2015

Lichen EstatePinot Noir 2014

 

NAPA

Matthiasson White Wine 2014

Volker Eisele Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

 

PASO ROBLES

AmByth Mourvèdre Rosé 2013

 

SAN DIEGO

Vesper Vineyards Rancho Guejito Vineyard White Blend 2013

 

SANTA BARBARA

Solminer deLanda Vineyard Vollmond Syrah 2013

Ampelos Grenache 2012

 

SIERRAS

Clos Saron Tickled Pink 2014

La Clarine Farm Syrah Sumu Kaw 2015

 

SONOMA

Bedrock Wine Co. Contra Costa Evangelho Vineyard Heritage 2014

Laurel Glen Vineyard Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Limerick Lane Hail Mary 2014

Old World Winery Abundance 2013

Scribe Carneros Pinot Noir 2016