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 Sauvignon587
- Pinot Noir311
- Bordeaux Red Blends156
- Other Red Blends65
- Petite Sirah35
- Rhône Blends21
- Cabernet Franc21
- Other Red Wine3
- Petit Verdot1
Jaffurs Grenache Stolpman Vineyard 2002Grenache from Central Coast, California
Neyers Hudson Vineyard Grenache 2002Grenache from Napa Valley, California
Beckmen Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2002Grenache from Sonoma County, California
Alban Edna Valley Grenache 2002Grenache from Central Coast, California
Beckmen Grenache 2002Grenache from Central Coast, California
Unti Grenache 2002Grenache from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Villa Creek Garnacha 2002Grenache from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Qupe Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2002Grenache from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California