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.
- Pinot Noir381
- Cabernet Sauvignon252
- Other Red Blends147
- Rhône Blends21
- Petite Sirah21
- Cabernet Franc12
- Bordeaux Red Blends11
- Other Red Wine11
- Petit Verdot2
Broc Cellars Eaglepoint Ranch Counoise 2017Other Red Wine from Mendocino, California
Hendry Mission 2017Other Red Wine from Napa Valley, California
Jeff Runquist R Petit Verdot 2017Other Red Wine from California
The Withers Counoise 2017Other Red Wine from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
Harrington Skow Vineyard Freisa 2017Other Red Wine from San Benito, Central Coast, California
Harrington Siletto Vineyard Trousseau 2017Other Red Wine from Cienega Valley, Central Coast, California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Aglianico 2017Other Red Wine from Sonoma County, California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Petit Verdot 2017Other Red Wine from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Carignan 2017Other Red Wine from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
The Ocean Howler Zinfandel Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Other Red Wine from California
David Coffaro Estate Vineyard Lagrein 2017Other Red Wine from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California