California Red Wine
A major force on the global playing field ...
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 Sauvignon1594
- Pinot Noir1246
- Other Red Blends465
- Bordeaux Red Blends433
- Petite Sirah192
- Rhône Blends185
- Cabernet Franc94
- Other Red Wine55
- Petit Verdot12
- Pinot Meunier3
- Alicante Bouschet1
Chandon California Pinot Meunier 2010Pinot Meunier from Carneros, California
La Follette Van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2010Pinot Meunier from Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
J Vineyards Pinot Meunier 2010Pinot Meunier from Russian River, Sonoma County, California