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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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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2010 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bryant Family Bettina Proprietary Red 2010 Front Label
    Bryant Family Bettina Proprietary Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • OVID (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010  Front Label
    OVID (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • OVID  2010 Front Label
    OVID 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2010 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • RP91
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    • CG90
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2010 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One  2010 Front Label
    Opus One 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Vecina 2010  Front Label
    Bond Vecina 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS93
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  • Bond Pluribus 2010 Front Label
    Bond Pluribus 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    • JS94
    • WS92
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  • Bond St. Eden 2010 Front Label
    Bond St. Eden 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • JS100
    • RP95
    • WS93
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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • RP96
    • W&S96
    • WS90
    • CG90
    • WE90
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  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2010  Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from North Coast, California
    • WE92
    • WS91
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2010 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE97
    • RP95
    • WS94
    • CG94
    4.6 12 Ratings
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  • Harlan Estate 2010 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • JS100
    • RP98
    • WS96
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  • Bond Quella 2010 Front Label
    Bond Quella 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Continuum  2010 Front Label
    Continuum 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS93
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  • Bond Melbury 2010 Front Label
    Bond Melbury 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS92
    • WE91
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  • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS96
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  • Colgin Cariad 2010 Front Label
    Colgin Cariad 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS92
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  • Dominus Estate 2010 Front Label
    Dominus Estate 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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    • JS99
    • W&S93
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    4.9 9 Ratings
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  • Inglenook Rubicon (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Inglenook Rubicon (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    • RP90
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  • Peter Michael Les Pavots 2010 Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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    • WS91
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  • Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP100
    • JS99
    • W&S93
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