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California Red Wine

Learn about California red wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

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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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  • Saxum James Berry Vineyard (1.5L Magnum) 2015 Front Label
    Saxum James Berry Vineyard (1.5L Magnum) 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Saxum G2 Vineyard 2015 Front Label
    Saxum G2 Vineyard 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Booker Vineyard Vertigo 2015 Front Label
    Booker Vineyard Vertigo 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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    Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Keplinger Lithic 2015 Front Label
    Keplinger Lithic 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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  • Tensley All Blocks Estate Blend 2015 Front Label
    Tensley All Blocks Estate Blend 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from California
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  • Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape 2015 Front Label
    Le P'tit Paysan Le P'tit Pape 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from San Benito, Central Coast, California
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  • Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2015  Front Label
    Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Central Coast, California
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  • Jeff Cohn Cellars PureYum Red 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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  • Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2015  Front Label
    Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Villa Creek James Berry Vineyard High Road 2015 Front Label
    Villa Creek James Berry Vineyard High Road 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Booker Vineyard Oublie 2015 Front Label
    Booker Vineyard Oublie 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
    Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge (375ML half-bottle) 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rouge 2015 Front Label
    Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rouge 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015 Front Label
    Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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    Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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