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A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.

While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king.

Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.

The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.

The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

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  • Duckhorn Estate Grown Merlot 1996  Front Label
    Duckhorn Estate Grown Merlot 1996
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
      Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
      • RP93
      • WS92
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    • Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 1996  Front Label
      Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 1996
      Merlot from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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    • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (stained label) 1996 Front Label
      La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (stained label) 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • Opus One  1996 Front Label
      Opus One 1996
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
      • RP94
      • D93
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    • Dominus Estate 1996 Front Label
      Dominus Estate 1996
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
      • RP95
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    • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996 Front Label
      Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1996
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • WS90
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    • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled label) 1996  Front Bottle Shot
      Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled label) 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
      Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • RP91
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    • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
      Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • RP94
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    • Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1996  Front Label
      Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
      • WS92
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    • Joseph Phelps Insignia 1996 Front Label
      Joseph Phelps Insignia 1996
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • WS93
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    • Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
      Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • RP93
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    • Quintessa  1996 Front Label
      Quintessa 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • WE90
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    • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
      Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
      • RP96
      • WS93
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    • Inglenook Rubicon 1996
      Bordeaux Red Blends from California
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      • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
        Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
        • RP91
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      • Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
        Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
        • RP99
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      • Ravenswood Sangiacomo Merlot 1996 Front Label
        Ravenswood Sangiacomo Merlot 1996
        Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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        • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed label) 1996 Front Label
          Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed label) 1996
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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          • RP92
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        • Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
          Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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          • Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 1996 Front Label
            Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 1996
            Zinfandel from California
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            • RP90
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          • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
            Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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          • Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
            Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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          • Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
            Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
            • WS91
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