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 Sauvignon586
- Pinot Noir311
- Bordeaux Red Blends153
- Other Red Blends66
- Petite Sirah35
- Rhône Blends21
- Cabernet Franc21
- Other Red Wine3
- Petit Verdot1
Beringer Gamay Beaujolais 2002Gamay from California