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California Red Wine

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

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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!

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  • Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache 2003 Front Label
    Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache 2003
    Grenache from Central Coast, California
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    • Sine Qua Non Li'L E 2003 Front Label
      Sine Qua Non Li'L E 2003
      Grenache from Central Coast, California
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    • Jaffurs Grenache Stolpman Vineyard 2003
      Grenache from Central Coast, California
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      • Beckmen Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2003 Front Bottle Shot
        Beckmen Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2003
        Grenache from Sonoma County, California
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        • Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Vineyard Grenache 2003  Front Label
          Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Vineyard Grenache 2003
          Grenache from California
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        • Unti Grenache 2003 Front Label
          Unti Grenache 2003
          Grenache from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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          • Michael Martella Oleta Vineyard Grenache 2003 Front Label
            Michael Martella Oleta Vineyard Grenache 2003
            Grenache from Fiddletown, Sierra Foothills, California
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            • Villa Creek Garnacha 2003 Front Label
              Villa Creek Garnacha 2003
              Grenache from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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              • Alban Grenache 2003 Front Label
                Alban Grenache 2003
                Grenache from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
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                • Copain Eaglepoint Ranch Vineyard Grenache 2003  Front Label
                  Copain Eaglepoint Ranch Vineyard Grenache 2003
                  Grenache from Mendocino, California
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                  • Joseph Filippi Winery & Vineyards Artist Series Limited Reserve Release Sec Dry Rose of Grenache 2003 Front Label
                    Joseph Filippi Winery & Vineyards Artist Series Limited Reserve Release Sec Dry Rose of Grenache 2003
                    Grenache from California
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