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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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  • Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2016  Front Label
    Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Foxen Williamson-Dore Vineyard Syrah 2016  Front Label
    Foxen Williamson-Dore Vineyard Syrah 2016
    Syrah/Shiraz from Los Olivos District, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Mt. Brave Merlot 2016  Front Label
    Mt. Brave Merlot 2016
    Merlot from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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  • The Calling Patriarch Pinot Noir 2016  Front Label
    The Calling Patriarch Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos 2016  Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Stewart Nomad Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Stewart Nomad Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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  • Paul Hobbs Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Paul Hobbs Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville, Napa Valley, California
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