California wine

noun

Definition of California wine

: a complex of wines produced in California, some resembling in varying degree Old World Burgundy, Chablis, Chianti, claret, Marsala, muscatel, port, Riesling, sauterne, sherry, and vermouth and others having distinctive characteristics not duplicated elsewhere but made from the grapes of an imported vine (Vinis vinifera)

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“California wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20wine. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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