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California Red Wine

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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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  • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2001  Front Label
    Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - scuffed labels) 2001  Front Label
    Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - scuffed labels) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001 Front Label
    Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001 Front Label
    Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Sunspot Vineyard 25th Anniversary (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001  Front Label
    Shafer Sunspot Vineyard 25th Anniversary (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001 Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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  • DuMOL Eddie's Patch Syrah 2001 Front Label
    DuMOL Eddie's Patch Syrah 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Lokoya Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Wrinkled Label) 2001  Front Label
    Lokoya Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Wrinkled Label) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Wrinkled Label) 2001  Front Label
    Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Wrinkled Label) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001 Front Label
    Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • WE95
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  • Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001  Front Label
    Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001 Front Label
    Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2001  Front Label
    Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 2001 Front Label
    Duckhorn Monitor Ledge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • David Arthur Elevation 1147 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001  Front Label
    David Arthur Elevation 1147 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Signature on Label) 2001  Front Label
    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Signature on Label) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Pahlmeyer Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001  Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (6 Liter Bottle) 2001  Front Label
    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (6 Liter Bottle) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon (1 Liter Etched Bottle)  2001  Front Label
    Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon (1 Liter Etched Bottle) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2001 Front Label
    Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001  Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • WE97
    • WS95
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  • Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2001 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001  Front Label
    Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Oakford Vineyards Oakville Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
    • WE93
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