List Page Learn About Content Graphic

California Red Wine

Learn about California red wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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!

Filter by
73 Items
73 Items
  • Ghost Block Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
    Ghost Block Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS95
    • WW92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    74 99
    74 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
    Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
    • JS92
    4.5 21 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $24.99
    Try the
    24 99
    24 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
    Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
    4.5 5 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $55.99
    Try the
    65
    55 99
    Save $9.01 (14%)
  • Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
    Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
    • WE93
    • TP93
    • WW90
    4.0 420 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    22
    18 99
    Save $3.01 (14%)
  • St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Front Label
    St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • JS92
    • JD90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $41.99
    Try the
    48
    41 99
    Save $6.01 (13%)
  • Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Front Label
    Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
      4.2 8 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $26.99
      Try the
      34
      26 99
      Save $7.01 (21%)
    • Parducci True Grit Reserve Red Blend 2018  Front Label
      Parducci True Grit Reserve Red Blend 2018
      Other Red Blends from Mendocino, California
      • WE93
      3.8 5 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      30
      19 99
      Save $10.01 (33%)
    • Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
      Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino, California
      • WE93
      3.6 73 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $22.99
      Try the
      30
      22 99
      Save $7.01 (23%)
    • Oakville Winery Estate Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
      Oakville Winery Estate Zinfandel 2018
      Zinfandel from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
      • WW90
      3.9 22 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $27.99
      Try the
      27 99
      27 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
      Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018
      Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
      • WW90
      • WE90
      • WS90
      4.2 23 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $18.99
      Try the
      26
      18 99
      Save $7.01 (27%)
    • Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
      Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
      • V92
      • RP92
      • WS91
      • WW90
      • JD90
      4.2 84 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $39.99
      Try the
      45
      39 99
      Save $5.01 (11%)
    • Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
      Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
      Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, California
      • JS91
      • WW90
      4.0 14 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $23.99
      Try the
      34
      23 99
      Save $10.01 (29%)
    • Westwood Winery Legend Proprietary Red Blend 2018  Front Label
      Westwood Winery Legend Proprietary Red Blend 2018
      Other Red Blends from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
      • TP97
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $57.99
      Try the
      65
      57 99
      Save $7.01 (11%)
    • GEN5 Zinfandel 2018 Front Label
      GEN5 Zinfandel 2018
      Zinfandel from Lodi, California
      • WE88
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $15.99
      Try the
      15 99
      15 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Wente Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
      Wente Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
      • TP93
      • WE92
      4.1 34 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $25.99
      Try the
      30
      25 99
      Save $4.01 (13%)
    • Cline Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
      Cline Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
      Cabernet Sauvignon from California
      • TP92
      4.2 48 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      19 99
      19 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
      Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
        4.4 10 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $31.99
        Try the
        31 99
        31 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Charles Woodson's Intercept Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
        Charles Woodson's Intercept Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
        • WW90
        4.0 25 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $21.99
        Try the
        21 99
        21 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Quintessa  2018  Front Label
        Quintessa 2018
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
        • JS99
        • WS93
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $209.99
        Try the
        209 99
        209 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Markham Merlot 2018  Front Label
        Markham Merlot 2018
        Merlot from Napa Valley, California
          3.5 5 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $22.99
          Try the
          25
          22 99
          Save $2.01 (8%)
        • Kenwood Six Ridges Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
          Kenwood Six Ridges Pinot Noir 2018
          Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
            4.0 6 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $25.99
            Try the
            30
            25 99
            Save $4.01 (13%)
          • Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
            Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
            • WW90
            4.5 5 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $25.99
            Try the
            25 99
            25 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Ferrari-Carano Siena 2018  Front Label
            Ferrari-Carano Siena 2018
            Other Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
            • WS90
            4.3 10 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $25.99
            Try the
            25 99
            25 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
            Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018
            Zinfandel from Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
            • WE91
            • WW90
            3.6 28 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $22.99
            Try the
            22 99
            22 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • MacRostie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
            MacRostie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
            Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
            • WS91
            • RP90
            • W&S90
            • WE90
            3.6 26 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $29.99
            Try the
            34
            29 99
            Save $4.01 (12%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...