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California Red Wine

Learn about California red wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

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California is a winemaking colossus; by itself it is the fourth largest producer in the world. Red wine accounts for 56% of the total by volume, and red grapes 63% of total acres planted. In addition, a number of California red wines are heralded as being among the most prestigious and sought-after wines in the world.

While the state’s incredibly diverse geography, soils and microclimates allow for a wide array of styles, the key factor unifying California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season. This leads to well-developed fruit marked both by impressive ripeness and balancing acidity.

The state’s most famous red wine region, of course, is Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king. But California boasts a wealth of other impressive appellations. The much larger and climatically varied Sonoma County also produces world class California Cabernet, along with wonderful examples of California Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.

Fine versions of Cabernet and Zinfandel hail from Paso Robles as well, which is also gaining fame with Rhone varietals like Syrah and Grenache. As for Pinot Noir, terrific examples can be found from AVA’s such as Anderson Valley, Carneros, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills. Wineries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are making wonderful Syrahs, and the Sierra Foothill appellations are proving to be an experimental hotbed, with Italian and Spanish varietals employed to great effect.

This of course is a mere sketch. The subject of California red wine is as deep and broad as an ocean, and absolutely a joy to explore!

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  • Harlan Estate 2006 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate 2006  Front Label
    Dominus Estate 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Sloan Proprietary Red 2006 Front Label
    Sloan Proprietary Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette (375ML half-bottle) 2006  Front Label
    Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette (375ML half-bottle) 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Kenzo Estate Murasaki 2006  Front Label
    Kenzo Estate Murasaki 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2006 Front Label
      Joseph Phelps Insignia 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Opus One  2006 Front Label
      Opus One 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Harlan The Maiden 2006 Front Label
      Harlan The Maiden 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2006  Front Label
      Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006 Front Label
      Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2006  Front Label
      Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Abreu Vineyards Cappella 2006 Front Label
      Abreu Vineyards Cappella 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006 Front Label
      Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Futo  2006 Front Label
      Futo 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006 Front Label
      Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos 2006 Front Label
      Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2006  Front Label
      Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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      • RP90
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    • Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2006 Front Label
      Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Ridge Monte Bello (stained label) 2006 Front Label
      Ridge Monte Bello (stained label) 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • Bond Matriarch 2006 Front Label
      Bond Matriarch 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Peter Michael Les Pavots 2006 Front Label
      Peter Michael Les Pavots 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Colgin IX Estate Red 2006 Front Label
      Colgin IX Estate Red 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Bond St. Eden 2006  Front Label
      Bond St. Eden 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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      • WS90
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    • Bond Melbury 2006  Front Bottle Shot
      Bond Melbury 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Bond Pluribus 2006 Front Label
      Bond Pluribus 2006
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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      • WS90
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