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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.

The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king.

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.

The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.

The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1981
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • Inglenook Rubicon 1981
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
        Cabernet Sauvignon from California
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      • Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1981 Front Label
        Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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        • Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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          • Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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            • Opus One (no capsule) 1981 Front Label
              Opus One (no capsule) 1981
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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              • Diamond Creek Three Vineyard Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
                Cabernet Sauvignon from California
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                • Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1981 Front Label
                  Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - signs of past seepage) 1981 Front Label
                    Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - signs of past seepage) 1981
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                  • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - signs of seepage) 1981 Front Label
                    Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - signs of seepage) 1981
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1981 Front Label
                      Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1981
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                      • Opus One  1981 Front Label
                        Opus One 1981
                        Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                        • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1981  Front Label
                          Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
                          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                          • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1981 Front Label
                            Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
                            Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                          • Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 1981  Front Label
                            Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 1981
                            Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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                            • Joseph Phelps Alexander Valley Zinfandel 1981 Front Label
                              Joseph Phelps Alexander Valley Zinfandel 1981
                              Zinfandel from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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