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California Red Wine

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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 2007 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One  2007 Front Label
    Opus One 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    4.5 20 Ratings
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2007 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S91
    4.6 25 Ratings
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  • Harlan The Maiden (stained labels) 2007 Front Label
    Harlan The Maiden (stained labels) 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2007 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • W&S94
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    4.7 6 Ratings
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  • Bond Melbury 2007 Front Label
    Bond Melbury 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Quella 2007 Front Label
    Bond Quella 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S92
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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2007 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Vecina 2007  Front Label
    Bond Vecina 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S94
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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2007 Front Label
    Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
    • WE92
    • RP91
    • W&S90
    4.2 22 Ratings
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  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2007 Front Label
    Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS92
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  • Merryvale Profile (scuffed labels) 2007 Front Label
    Merryvale Profile (scuffed labels) 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP94
    • WS93
    • WE91
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  • Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2007 Front Label
    Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP91
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  • Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2007 Front Label
    Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • WS92
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  • Peter Michael Les Pavots 2007  Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
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    • WS95
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    • WE93
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  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2007  Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from North Coast, California
    • RP95
    • WS94
    • WE93
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  • Continuum (signed) 2007 Front Label
    Continuum (signed) 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WE97
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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • JS97
    • W&S94
    • RP92
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  • Bond St. Eden 2007 Front Label
    Bond St. Eden 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • JS96
    • WS93
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  • Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2007 Front Label
    Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • WS93
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  • Bond Pluribus 2007 Front Label
    Bond Pluribus 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S93
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2007 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • WS95
    4.7 15 Ratings
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  • Inglenook Rubicon 2007 Front Label
    Inglenook Rubicon 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S90
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (375ML half-bottle) 2007 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (375ML half-bottle) 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS96
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    • W&S91
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  • OVID  2007  Front Label
    OVID 2007
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS94
    • JS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
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    Currently Unavailable $299.97
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