California Red Wine
A major force on the global playing field ...
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.
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.
- Cabernet Sauvignon1104
- Pinot Noir727
- Bordeaux Red Blends307
- Other Red Blends198
- Petite Sirah120
- Rhône Blends81
- Cabernet Franc47
- Other Red Wine22
- Petit Verdot7
- Nero d'Avola1
- Pinot Meunier1
Palmina Dolcetto 2006Dolcetto from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
ACORN Winery Alegria Vineyards Dolcetto 2006Dolcetto from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
Pavi Wines Dolcetto 2006Dolcetto from Napa Valley, California
Mosby Dolcetto 2006Dolcetto from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California