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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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  • Austin Hope Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Austin Hope Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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  • Booker Vineyard Fracture Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Booker Vineyard Fracture Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dehlinger Goldridge Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Dehlinger Goldridge Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Eberle Steinbeck Vineyard Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Eberle Steinbeck Vineyard Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Torrin Akasha 2010 Front Label
    Torrin Akasha 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Alban Reva Estate Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Alban Reva Estate Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
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  • Lagier Meredith Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Lagier Meredith Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ampelos Cellars Gamma: The Complex Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Ampelos Cellars Gamma: The Complex Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Tensley Tierra Alta Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Tensley Tierra Alta Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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  • Terry Hoage The Hedge Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Terry Hoage The Hedge Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Terry Hoage Three-Four Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Terry Hoage Three-Four Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Tensley Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Tensley Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Klinker Brick Lodi Farrah Syrah 2010 Front Label
    Klinker Brick Lodi Farrah Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Alban Reva Estate Syrah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Alban Reva Estate Syrah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
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  • Shafer Relentless 2010  Front Label
    Shafer Relentless 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2010  Front Bottle Shot
    Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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