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Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from tiny, family-owned boutiques to massive corporations, and price and production are equally varied. Plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Valley area, while Napa Valley is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.

Each American Viticultural Area (AVA) and sub-AVA of has its own distinct personality, allowing California to produce wine of every fashion: from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate vineyard acreage. Sonoma County is best known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône Blends blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with cool climate varieties such as Pinot noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, any wine lover will find something to get excited about here.

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  • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Collection 1996  Front Label
    Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Collection 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One  1996 Front Label
    Opus One 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate 1996 Front Label
    Dominus Estate 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed label) 1996 Front Label
    Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed label) 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1996  Front Label
    Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 1996 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP93
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  • Quintessa  1996 Front Label
    Quintessa 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS93
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  • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
    Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
    Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • RP99
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  • Ravenswood Sangiacomo Merlot 1996 Front Label
    Ravenswood Sangiacomo Merlot 1996
    Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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    • Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
      Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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      • Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 1996 Front Label
        Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 1996
        Zinfandel from California
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      • Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
        Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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      • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
        Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Reserve (stained label) 1996 Front Label
        Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Reserve (stained label) 1996
        Other Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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      • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
        Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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