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
19 Items
19 Items
  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • JS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $37.99
    Try the
    37 99
    37 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
    La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2018
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • WE90
    3.8 17 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $11.99
    Try the
    11 99
    11 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • The Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
    The Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner (375ML half-bottle) 2019
    Other Red Blends from California
    • WW93
    4.5 26 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $34.99
    Try the
    34 99
    34 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Crossbarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML Half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Crossbarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML Half-bottle) 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • JS93
    • JD91
    • RP90
    4.2 17 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $34.99
    Try the
    34 99
    34 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
    Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2019
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • JD94
    • JS94
    • WW92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $55.99
    Try the
    55 99
    55 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Rombauer California Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
    Rombauer California Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019
    Zinfandel from California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $23.99
      Try the
      23 99
      23 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2016  Front Label
      Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2016
      Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $21.99
        Try the
        21 99
        21 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Arrowood Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2016  Front Label
        Arrowood Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2016
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
        • JD90
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $13.99
        Try the
        13 99
        13 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
        Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2017
        Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, California
        • WW92
        • JS91
        3.2 9 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $18.99
        Try the
        18 99
        18 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Estancia Reserve Meritage Red (375ML half-bottle) 2016  Front Label
        Estancia Reserve Meritage Red (375ML half-bottle) 2016
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
          3.8 11 Ratings
          Regular price
          Currently Unavailable $18.99
          Try the
          18 99
          18 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
          Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2017
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
          • TP95
          • W&S92
          • WW92
          • JS92
          • WE90
          3.7 5 Ratings
          Regular price
          Currently Unavailable $31.99
          Try the
          31 99
          31 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
          Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2018
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
          • D93
          • V92
          • RP92
          • WS91
          • WW90
          • JD90
          4.6 8 Ratings
          Regular price
          Currently Unavailable $29.99
          Try the
          29 99
          29 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Meiomi Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle)  Front Label
          Meiomi Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle)
          Pinot Noir from California
            3.4 9 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $14.99
            Try the
            14 99
            14 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
            Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2017
            Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
            • WW91
            • JD90
            4.4 22 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $39.99
            Try the
            39 99
            39 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
            Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2019
            Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Regular price
              Currently Unavailable $18.99
              Try the
              18 99
              18 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
              Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2018
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
              • JS92
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Regular price
              Currently Unavailable $19.99
              Try the
              19 99
              19 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
              Justin Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2018
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
                3.7 15 Ratings
                Regular price
                Currently Unavailable $19.99
                Try the
                19 99
                19 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Paraduxx Proprietary Red (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
                Paraduxx Proprietary Red (375ML half-bottle) 2019
                Other Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Regular price
                  Currently Unavailable $26.99
                  Try the
                  26 99
                  26 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
                  Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2019
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
                  • WW92
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Regular price
                  Currently Unavailable $39.99
                  Try the
                  39 99
                  39 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                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...