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 Sauvignon2252
- Pinot Noir2113
- Other Red Blends726
- Bordeaux Red Blends495
- Petite Sirah211
- Rhône Blends205
- Cabernet Franc125
- Other Red Wine93
- Petit Verdot25
- Nero d'Avola3
- Pinot Meunier3
Fort Ross Vineyard Pinotage 2013Pinotage from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
Loma Prieta Winery Karma Vineyard Pinotage 2013Pinotage from Lodi, California
McNab Ridge Winery Napoli Pinotage 2013Pinotage from Mendocino, California
Loma Prieta Winery Amorosa Vineyard Pinotage 2013Pinotage from Lodi, California