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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.

The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king.

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.

The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.

The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

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    Wine Spots Napa Valley Merlot 2012
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    Silverado Mt. George Merlot 2012
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    Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2012
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    Rombauer Merlot 2012
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    The Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot 2012
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    Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2012
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    Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
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    Emmolo Merlot 2012
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    Brass Tacks Merlot 2012
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    Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Merlot 2012
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    Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2012
    Merlot from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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    Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
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    St. Supery Rutherford Merlot 2012
    Merlot from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (3 Liter Bottle) 2012
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