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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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  • Matchbook Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Matchbook Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County, California
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  • Bien Nacido Estate Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Bien Nacido Estate Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
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  • Stolpman Vineyards Originals Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Stolpman Vineyards Originals Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Dutton-Goldfield Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Dutton-Goldfield Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Rancho Sisquoc Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Rancho Sisquoc Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Calcareous Vineyard Moose Syrah Blend 2013 Front Label
    Calcareous Vineyard Moose Syrah Blend 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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    • RP92
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  • Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
    • WE93
    3.7 9 Ratings
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  • Lafond SRH Series Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Lafond SRH Series Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    • WE90
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  • Cass Winery Backbone Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Cass Winery Backbone Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
    • WE91
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  • Ramey Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Ramey Rodgers Creek Vineyard Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
    • WE94
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  • Fess Parker Santa Barbara Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Fess Parker Santa Barbara Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    • WE90
    3.3 8 Ratings
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  • Black Sheep Finds Holus Bolus Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Black Sheep Finds Holus Bolus Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    • WE95
    3.5 14 Ratings
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  • Sinor-LaVallee Black Label Bassi Vineyard Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Sinor-LaVallee Black Label Bassi Vineyard Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
    • WE93
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  • Beckmen Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Beckmen Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Big Basin Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Big Basin Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • WS90
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  • Charles Heintz Syrah Roxy 2013 Front Label
    Charles Heintz Syrah Roxy 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • WE90
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  • Stolpman Vineyards Angeli Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Stolpman Vineyards Angeli Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Austin Hope Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Austin Hope Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Sinor-LaVallee San Luis Obispo Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Sinor-LaVallee San Luis Obispo Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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  • Rusack Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Rusack Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Lava Cap Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Lava Cap Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
    • WE92
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  • Stolpman Vineyards Estate Grown Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Stolpman Vineyards Estate Grown Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Michael David Winery Sixth Sense Syrah 2013 Front Label
    Michael David Winery Sixth Sense Syrah 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Lodi, California
    • WE90
    • WW90
    4.1 19 Ratings
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