California Red Wine
- All Red Wine
- Cabernet Sauvignon 1030
- Pinot Noir 566
- Zinfandel 348
- Syrah/Shiraz 343
- Merlot 284
- Bordeaux Red Blends 271
- Other Red Blends 156
- Petite Sirah 81
- Rhône Blends 74
- Cabernet Franc 42
- Sangiovese 34
- Grenache 29
- Other Red Wine 14
- Barbera 13
- Tempranillo 13
- Malbec 10
- Nebbiolo 6
- Dolcetto 4
- Petit Verdot 4
- Carignan 3
- Bonarda 2
- Primitivo 2
- Tannat 1
- Valdiguie 1
- Grignolino 1
- Teroldego 1
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Cline Small Berry Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from California
Tablas Creek Vin de Paille Sacrerouge Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Crystal Basin Cellars Reserve Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
Chateau Routon Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
Alban Forsythe Vineyard The Mason Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
Tablas Creek Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Vie Winery L Intruse Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Clautiere Vineyard Estate Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Terre Rouge Mourvedre 2005Mourvedre from Sierra Foothills, California
Learn about California red wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
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!