California Red Wine
A major force on the global playing field ...
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.
Cline Small Berry Mourvedre 2002Mourvedre from California
Bonny Doon Old Telegram Mourvedre 2002Mourvedre from California
Jade Mountain Old Vine Mourvedre 2002Mourvedre from California
Crystal Basin Cellars Reserve Mourvedre 2002Mourvedre from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
Terre Rouge Mourvedre 2002Mourvedre from Sierra Foothills, California