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 Sauvignon23595
- Pinot Noir17434
- Other Red Blends6064
- Bordeaux Red Blends5535
- Petite Sirah2174
- Rhône Blends1813
- Cabernet Franc1060
- Other Red Wine696
- Petit Verdot166
- Pinot Meunier22
- Nero d'Avola13
- Touriga Nacional3
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Lagrein 2013Lagrein from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Lagrein 2014Lagrein from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Alapay Cellars French Camp Vineyard Lagrein 2013Lagrein from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Hope & Grace Wines Lagrein 2012Lagrein from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Lagrein 2015Lagrein from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Lagrein 2016Lagrein from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California