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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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  • Viader V 2003  Front Label
    Viader V 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2003 Front Label
      Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP96
      • WE96
      • WS95
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    • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2003 Front Label
      Joseph Phelps Insignia 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • RP93
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    • Harlan Estate 2003 Front Label
      Harlan Estate 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • WS94
      • RP92
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    • Dominus Estate 2003  Front Label
      Dominus Estate 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
      • RP95
      • W&S93
      • CG91
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    • Bond Vecina 2003 Front Label
      Bond Vecina 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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      • WE96
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    • Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch 2003 Front Label
      Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP96
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    • Ridge Monte Bello 2003 Front Label
      Ridge Monte Bello 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
      • RP94
      • W&S92
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    • Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003 Front Label
      Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • WE96
      • RP93
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    • Bond Melbury 2003  Front Label
      Bond Melbury 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP97
      • WE94
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    • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2003 Front Label
      Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from California
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      • Conn Creek Anthology (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
        Conn Creek Anthology (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • St. Clement Oroppas 2003 Front Label
          St. Clement Oroppas 2003
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
          • RP91
          • WE91
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        • Franciscan Estate Magnificat 2003 Front Label
          Franciscan Estate Magnificat 2003
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
          • WE92
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        • Justin Isosceles 2003 Front Label
          Justin Isosceles 2003
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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          • Inglenook Rubicon 2003 Front Label
            Inglenook Rubicon 2003
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
            • W&S93
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          • Peter Michael Les Pavots 2003 Front Label
            Peter Michael Les Pavots 2003
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
            • RP95
            • WE93
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          • Pahlmeyer Jayson Red 2003 Front Label
            Pahlmeyer Jayson Red 2003
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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            • Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Red 2003 Front Label
              Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Red 2003
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
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              • Cinnabar Mercury Rising Red 2003 Front Label
                Cinnabar Mercury Rising Red 2003
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Central Coast, California
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                • Merryvale Profile (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
                  Merryvale Profile (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
                  • WE93
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                • St. Supery Elu 2003 Front Label
                  St. Supery Elu 2003
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Bond St. Eden 2003 Front Label
                    Bond St. Eden 2003
                    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
                    • WE96
                    • RP94
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                  • Viader Proprietary Red 2003 Front Label
                    Viader Proprietary Red 2003
                    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Ridge Monte Bello 2003  Front Label
                      Ridge Monte Bello 2003
                      Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
                      • RP94
                      • W&S92
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                      Currently Unavailable $119.00
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