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 Sauvignon722
- Pinot Noir416
- Bordeaux Red Blends192
- Other Red Blends99
- Petite Sirah67
- Rhône Blends39
- Cabernet Franc29
- Other Red Wine10
- Petit Verdot4
Au Bon Climat Clendenen Family Vineyards Petit Verdot 2004Petit Verdot from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
Ilsley Vineyards Pax Americana Petit Verdot 2004Petit Verdot from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
Opolo Petite Verdot 2004Petit Verdot from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Rutherford Hill Petit Verdot 2004Petit Verdot from Napa Valley, California