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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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  • Ventana Estate Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
    Ventana Estate Tempranillo 2006
    Tempranillo from Arroyo Seco, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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    • Curran Santa Ynez Valley Tempranillo 2006  Front Label
      Curran Santa Ynez Valley Tempranillo 2006
      Tempranillo from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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      • Crew Wine Company Matchbook Tempranillo 2006  Front Label
        Crew Wine Company Matchbook Tempranillo 2006
        Tempranillo from Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County, California
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        • Berryessa Gap Vineyards Tempranillo 2006  Front Label
          Berryessa Gap Vineyards Tempranillo 2006
          Tempranillo from Yolo County, California
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          • Truchard Estate Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
            Truchard Estate Tempranillo 2006
            Tempranillo from Carneros, California
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            • Tejada Vineyards Reserve T 2006 Front Label
              Tejada Vineyards Reserve T 2006
              Tempranillo from Lake County, North Coast, California
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              • Twisted Oak Winery Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
                Twisted Oak Winery Tempranillo 2006
                Tempranillo from Sierra Foothills, California
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                • McConnell Estates Winery Wackman Ranch Tempranillo 2006  Front Label
                  McConnell Estates Winery Wackman Ranch Tempranillo 2006
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                  • Justin Reserve Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
                    Justin Reserve Tempranillo 2006
                    Tempranillo from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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                    • Longoria Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
                      Longoria Tempranillo 2006
                      Tempranillo from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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                      • Colibri Ridge Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
                        Colibri Ridge Tempranillo 2006
                        Tempranillo from Fair Play, Sierra Foothills, California
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                        • Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo 2006 Front Label
                          Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo 2006
                          Tempranillo from Lodi, California
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