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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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  • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Peay Vineyards Pomarium Estate Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
    Peay Vineyards Pomarium Estate Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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    • Calera de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008 Front Label
      Calera de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008
      Pinot Noir from Mt. Harlan, Central Coast, California
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    • Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette 2008 Front Label
      Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
        Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
        • JS93
        • WE90
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      • Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
        Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
        Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
        • WE95
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      • Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
        Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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        • WE94
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      • Grgich Hills Estate Miljenko's Old Vines Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
        Grgich Hills Estate Miljenko's Old Vines Zinfandel 2008
        Zinfandel from California
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