From rolling hills to towering redwoods, the scenery along California’s North Coast is as memorable as the wine. With the coolest winegrowing climate in the state, this region is home to more than half of California’s wineries - including some of the most celebrated names in the industry - and the infamous king of the red grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon. The North Coast’s version benefits from the land’s cool coastal fog that billows in from the Pacific Ocean, creating a powerful Cab unlike the juicy and overly ripe bottles you might find further south. With a glass of the Pacificana Cabernet Sauvignon you can expect classic blackberry aromas, tobacco and toast and dried mixed fruit bag all wrapped together with a dash of vanilla (thanks to its aging in new French oak barrels). It’s got stand-up structure and a nice dry finish that beg for a hearty slab of steak.
Sauvignon Blanc is the ultimate warm weather sipper. It’s tangy and thirst quenching - exactly what you need after (or during) a day at the beach. Made from all-organic grapes that were fermented in stainless steel, the Pacificana Sauvignon Blanc is a super-fresh style that strikes the perfect medium between New Zealand’s electric tones and the round, tropical flavors you’d usually find in a Californian bottling. A ripe, rolling grapefruit will immediately come to mind once you take a whiff, and Lemonhead candies follow suit as soon as you sip. Grab an ice bucket and a couple of glasses. This is the kind of wine to carry you through all of that summer sunshine.
While the geography of Zinfandel is dominated by Sonoma and Napa Valley, we think there’s another California region that deserves way more attention than it gets as a source of fine Zins. Perched almost exactly between the bustling metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco lies the beautiful rolling vineyards of Paso Robles. Showing off just what this laid-back wine country has to offer, The Pacificana Zinfandel is a trip through a patch of blackberry fields. A ripe berry blast collides with warm bakery spice scents and sour cherries. But this is not an over-the-top fruity Zin. It has a soft, easy to drink texture with a sprinkling of spicy black pepper at its finish to end with a kick.
Pacificana is a fresh, modern take on classic California varietals. It embodies the bold, pioneering spirit of the California landscape and those who call it their home. It’s a happy place where the mountains meet the sand, and where the great Pacific ocean meets the sky and the waves break under its clear sunny veil. If you haven’t taken a look at what’s going on with Californian wine of late, it’s now time to look again. For too long the Golden State has been the epicentre of ‘overdone wines’ where butterbomb Chards and jammy Cabs are the name of the game. But there’s a new wave of winemaking taking over the California landscape. Pacificana embraces new winemaking techniques that break the rules - both in where the vineyards are located and how the wine is produced - by taking fighting varietals for a refreshing spin to create wines with characterful, elegant expressions of the great state of California. This is wine for a new generation of wine enthusiasts.