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.
- Cabernet Sauvignon725
- Pinot Noir416
- Bordeaux Red Blends194
- Other Red Blends99
- Petite Sirah67
- Rhône Blends39
- Cabernet Franc29
- Other Red Wine9
- Petit Verdot4
Cline Small Berry Mourvedre 2004Mourvedre from California
Jade Mountain Evangelho Mourvedre 2004Mourvedre from Central Coast, California
Alban Forsythe Vineyard The Mason Mourvedre 2004Mourvedre from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
Tablas Creek Mourvedre 2004Mourvedre from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Terre Rouge Mourvedre 2004Mourvedre from Sierra Foothills, California