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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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  • Rombauer California Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
    Rombauer California Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019
    Zinfandel from California
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    • The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Zinfandel from California
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    • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2020  Front Label
      Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2020
      Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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      • Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
        Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017
        Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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      • Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
        Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017
        Zinfandel from Mendocino, California
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      • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
        Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018
        Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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      • Cline Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
        Cline Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017
        Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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      • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
        Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2019
        Zinfandel from California
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        • Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016  Front Label
          Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016
          Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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        • Cline Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
          Cline Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018
          Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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          • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
            Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017
            Zinfandel from California
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          • Renwood Grandmere Zinfandel (half-bottle) 1996
            Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California
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            • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016 Front Label
              Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016
              Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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            • Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
              Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2015
              Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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              • Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                Zinfandel from Mendocino, California
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              • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
                Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2017
                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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              • Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
                Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012
                Zinfandel from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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                • Cline Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016 Front Label
                  Cline Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016
                  Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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                  • Cline  Lodi Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2014 Front Label
                    Cline Lodi Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2014
                    Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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                    • Cline  Lodi Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
                      Cline Lodi Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                      Zinfandel from Lodi, California
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                    • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016  Front Label
                      Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2016
                      Zinfandel from California
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                    • Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
                      Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012
                      Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                    • Frog's Leap Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
                      Frog's Leap Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2013
                      Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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                      • 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel (375ML Half-bottle) 2016 Front Label
                        7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel (375ML Half-bottle) 2016
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                        • Edmeades Perli Late Harvest Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
                          Edmeades Perli Late Harvest Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2010
                          Zinfandel from Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino, California
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