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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!

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  • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2009 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2009
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Library Petite Syrah 2009 Front Label
    Turley Library Petite Syrah 2009
    Petite Sirah from North Coast, California
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  • Two Angels Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
    Two Angels Petite Sirah 2009
    Petite Sirah from High Valley, Lake County, North Coast, California
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    • Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
      Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2009
      Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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    • Turley Estate Petite Syrah 2009 Front Label
      Turley Estate Petite Syrah 2009
      Petite Sirah from North Coast, California
      • RP94
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    • Turley Pesenti Petite Syrah 2009 Front Label
      Turley Pesenti Petite Syrah 2009
      Petite Sirah from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
      • RP94
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    • Spellbound Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
      Spellbound Petite Sirah 2009
      Petite Sirah from California
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      • Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
        Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah 2009
        Petite Sirah from North Coast, California
        • WE89
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      • Spellbound Reserve Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
        Spellbound Reserve Petite Sirah 2009
        Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
        • WE91
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      • Concannon Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
        Concannon Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah 2009
        Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California
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        • Vinum Cellars Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
          Vinum Cellars Petite Sirah 2009
          Petite Sirah from California
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          • Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
            Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah 2009
            Petite Sirah from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
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            • Castle Rock Lake County Reserve Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
              Castle Rock Lake County Reserve Petite Sirah 2009
              Petite Sirah from North Coast, California
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              • Parducci Small Lot Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                Parducci Small Lot Petite Sirah 2009
                Petite Sirah from North Coast, California
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                • Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                  Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2009
                  Petite Sirah from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
                  • WS88
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                • Guenoc California Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                  Guenoc California Petite Sirah 2009
                  Petite Sirah from California
                  • WE87
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                • McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                  McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah 2009
                  Petite Sirah from California
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                  • Michael David Winery Earthquake Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                    Michael David Winery Earthquake Petite Sirah 2009
                    Petite Sirah from California
                    • RP90
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                  • Bogle Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                    Bogle Petite Sirah 2009
                    Petite Sirah from California
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                  • Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                    Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2009
                    Petite Sirah from North Coast, California
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                    • Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                      Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2009
                      Petite Sirah from California
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                      • Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                        Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2009
                        Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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                        • Alpha Omega Krupp Brothers Vineyard Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                          Alpha Omega Krupp Brothers Vineyard Petite Sirah 2009
                          Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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                          • Frog's Leap Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                            Frog's Leap Petite Sirah 2009
                            Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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                            • Jaffurs Thompson Vineyard Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
                              Jaffurs Thompson Vineyard Petite Sirah 2009
                              Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California
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