I don’t drink much American wine outside the USA. It seems a little weird to import it to Europe. The really good Californian wines are absurdly expensive here and the ordinary wines are still ordinary, but with a pile of airmiles.
This Cooper Point Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay arrived in a mixed case from Laithwaites, and I didn’t pay much attention to its origins when it came out of the fridge. It was a Chardonnay that could be sploshed into a risotto, and drunk.