List Page Learn About Content Graphic

California Red Wine

Learn about California red wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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!

Filter by
24 Items
24 Items
  • Hartford Russian River Old Vine Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
    Hartford Russian River Old Vine Zinfandel 2019
    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • JD94
    • WE93
    • RP91
    4.1 12 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $37.99
    Try the
    40
    37 99
    Save $2.01 (5%)
  • Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
    • WE93
    • WW91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $21.99
    Try the
    28
    21 99
    Save $6.01 (21%)
  • Zinfandelic Sierra Foothills Old Vine Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
    Zinfandelic Sierra Foothills Old Vine Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California
    • TP91
    • WE90
    3.8 241 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $16.99
    Try the
    20
    16 99
    Save $3.01 (15%)
  • Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
    Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019
    Zinfandel from Mendocino, California
    • WW90
    • WE90
    3.9 180 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    25
    17 99
    Save $7.01 (28%)
  • Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Terra d'Oro Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
    • WE91
    3.8 8 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $15.99
    Try the
    18
    15 99
    Save $2.01 (11%)
  • Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
    • WE91
    • WW90
    3.6 32 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $22.99
    Try the
    22 99
    22 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
    Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
    • WE91
    • WS90
    3.7 9 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $35.99
    Try the
    40
    35 99
    Save $4.01 (10%)
  • Zinfandelic Lodi Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Zinfandelic Lodi Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Lodi, California
    • WE90
    3.6 132 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $16.99
    Try the
    20
    16 99
    Save $3.01 (15%)
  • Grayson Cellars Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Grayson Cellars Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from California
    • WW89
    • WE88
    3.7 30 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $11.99
    Try the
    11 99
    11 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kokomo  Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Kokomo Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • WS92
    • WE90
    4.2 13 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $33.99
    Try the
    33 99
    33 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Klinker Brick Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
    Klinker Brick Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Lodi, California
    • WE90
    4.1 8 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $45.99
    Try the
    45 99
    45 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Scott Harvey InZINerator Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Scott Harvey InZINerator Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
    • WE91
    • WW90
    3.5 22 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    23
    19 99
    Save $3.01 (13%)
  • Acre Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
    Acre Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
    • WE90
    4.5 12 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $32.99
    Try the
    32 99
    32 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Scott Harvey Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Scott Harvey Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
    • WW91
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $32.99
    Try the
    39
    32 99
    Save $6.01 (15%)
  • Three Wine Company Live Oak Zinfandel 2016  Front Label
    Three Wine Company Live Oak Zinfandel 2016
    Zinfandel from San Francisco Bay, Central Coast, California
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $33.99
    Try the
    38
    33 99
    Save $4.01 (11%)
  • Three Wine Company Old Vines Zinfandel 2016  Front Label
    Three Wine Company Old Vines Zinfandel 2016
    Zinfandel from San Francisco Bay, Central Coast, California
    • WE90
    4.1 10 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $25.99
    Try the
    25 99
    25 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bonterra Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
    Bonterra Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019
    Zinfandel from Mendocino, California
    • TP90
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    18 99
    18 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019  Front Label
    Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019
    Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • WW92
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $36.99
    Try the
    36 99
    36 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Scott Harvey Vineyard 1869 Old Vine Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Scott Harvey Vineyard 1869 Old Vine Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
    • WE90
    • WW90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $51.99
    Try the
    68
    51 99
    Save $16.01 (24%)
  • Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
    Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Rockpile, Sonoma County, California
    • WS93
    • WE90
    4.1 7 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $53.99
    Try the
    53 99
    53 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Williams Selyem Fanucchi-Wood Road Zinfandel 2017 Front Label
    Williams Selyem Fanucchi-Wood Road Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WE95
    • RP92
    • W&S91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $139.99
    Try the
    139 99
    139 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel 2017 Front Label
    Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WE93
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $139.99
    Try the
    139 99
    139 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Mendocino, California
    • WE89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel 2017  Front Label
    Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel 2017
    Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • WS94
    • WE91
    3.8 15 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $42.99
    Try the
    42 99
    42 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...