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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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  • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2009 Front Label
    Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
    • RP97
    • V97
    • WS92
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2009 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • RP98
    • WS95
    • W&S93
    • WE92
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  • Rudd Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
    Rudd Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
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  • Alban Reva Estate Syrah 2009 Front Label
    Alban Reva Estate Syrah 2009
    Syrah/Shiraz from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
    • RP97
    • WS92
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  • Jonata La Sangre de Jonata 2009 Front Label
    Jonata La Sangre de Jonata 2009
    Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    • JD99
    • RP94
    • WS92
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  • Harlan Estate 2009 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP97
    • WS96
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  • Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • WS97
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2009 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP97
    • WE96
    • JS92
    • WS91
    • W&S91
    4.3 15 Ratings
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  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • WE97
    • RP97
    • WS93
    • CG91
    4.4 49 Ratings
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  • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
    Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • RP98
    • WS97
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  • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
    • RP100
    • WS96
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  • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed labels) 2009 Front Label
    Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (scuffed labels) 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • RP94
    • WE92
    • WS91
    4.1 44 Ratings
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  • Sine Qua Non This Is Not An Exit Syrah 2009 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non This Is Not An Exit Syrah 2009
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
    • RP97
    • WS95
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  • Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS95
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  • Bond Melbury 2009 Front Label
    Bond Melbury 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
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  • Bond St. Eden 2009 Front Label
    Bond St. Eden 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS95
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  • Saxum Broken Stones 2009 Front Label
    Saxum Broken Stones 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
    • WS95
    • JS92
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  • Ridge Lytton Springs 2009 Front Label
    Ridge Lytton Springs 2009
    Other Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
    • CG96
    • RP95
    • W&S92
    • WS90
    4.1 8 Ratings
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  • Bond Vecina 2009 Front Label
    Bond Vecina 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS93
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  • Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
    Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WS94
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  • Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
    Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WS94
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  • Bryant Family Bettina Proprietary Red 2009 Front Label
    Bryant Family Bettina Proprietary Red 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP95
    • WS95
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  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Merlot 2009 Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Merlot 2009
    Merlot from Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • WS92
    • WE90
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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • RP98
    • WS95
    • W&S93
    • WE92
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  • Schrader CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Schrader CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS95
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