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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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    Harlan Estate 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Frog's Leap Rutherford 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Flora Springs Trilogy 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Opus One (stained labels) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Beringer Howell Mtn. Bancroft Ranch Merlot (loose capsules) 1997
    Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 1997
    Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County, California
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    Joseph Phelps Insignia 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Jeff Cohn Cellars Alegria Vineyard Zinfandel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Spring Mountain Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Forman Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Fisher Vineyards Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
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    Martin Ray Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Arrowood Reserve Merlot 1997
    Merlot from Sonoma County, California
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  • Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
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    Viader Proprietary Red 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, California
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    Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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