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.
Pax Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2015Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
Lafond SRH Series Syrah 2015Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah 2015Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
Foxen Williamson-Dore Vineyard Syrah 2015Syrah/Shiraz from Los Olivos District, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California