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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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  • Shafer Relentless 2017  Front Label
    Shafer Relentless 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
    • TP98
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    • WS94
    • RP92
    4.3 19 Ratings
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  • Lafond SRH Series Syrah 2017  Front Label
    Lafond SRH Series Syrah 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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    • Gust Syrah 2017 Front Label
      Gust Syrah 2017
      Syrah/Shiraz from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
      • TP94
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    • DuMOL Wild Mountainside Syrah 2017  Front Label
      DuMOL Wild Mountainside Syrah 2017
      Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
      • WE95
      • RP94
      • JD94
      • WS91
      • W&S90
      4.3 5 Ratings
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    • Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2017  Front Label
      Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2017
      Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
      • RP93
      • JD92
      • WS92
      4.2 12 Ratings
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    • Stolpman Vineyards So Hot So Fresh Syrah 2017  Front Label
      Stolpman Vineyards So Hot So Fresh Syrah 2017
      Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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      • Stolpman Vineyards Ruben's Block Syrah 2017  Front Label
        Stolpman Vineyards Ruben's Block Syrah 2017
        Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
        • RP95
        • JD95
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      • Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah 2017  Front Label
        Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah 2017
        Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
        • V93
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      • Neyers Garys' Vineyard Syrah 2017  Front Label
        Neyers Garys' Vineyard Syrah 2017
        Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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        • Paul Lato Cinematique Larner Vineyard Syrah 2017  Front Label
          Paul Lato Cinematique Larner Vineyard Syrah 2017
          Syrah/Shiraz from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
          • JD97
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