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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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  • Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
    Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2004
    Zinfandel from California
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    • Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
      Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2004
      Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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    • Brass Tacks Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
      Brass Tacks Zinfandel 2004
      Zinfandel from North Coast, California
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      • Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
        Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Zinfandel 2004
        Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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        • Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
          Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2004
          Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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          • Ravenswood Zen of Zin 2004 Front Label
            Ravenswood Zen of Zin 2004
            Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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            • Cardinal Zin  2004 Front Label
              Cardinal Zin 2004
              Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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              • Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                Ravenswood Napa Zinfandel 2004
                Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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                • Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                  Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2004
                  Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                  • CG90
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                • Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                  Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2004
                  Zinfandel from North Coast, California
                  • W&S90
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                • Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                  Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2004
                  Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
                  • RP93
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                • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                  Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2004
                  Zinfandel from California
                  • WE90
                  3.5 6 Ratings
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                • Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                  Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel 2004
                  Zinfandel from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
                    3.3 15 Ratings
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                  • Valley of the Moon Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                    Valley of the Moon Zinfandel 2004
                    Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                    • Bocce Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                      Bocce Zinfandel 2004
                      Zinfandel from California
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                      • Turley Dusi Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                        Turley Dusi Zinfandel 2004
                        Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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                        • Turley Old Vines Zinfandel (scuffed label) 2004 Front Label
                          Turley Old Vines Zinfandel (scuffed label) 2004
                          Zinfandel from California
                          • RP92
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                        • Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                          Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2004
                          Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                          • Wild Horse Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                            Wild Horse Zinfandel 2004
                            Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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                            • Ridge Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                              Ridge Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2004
                              Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
                              • CG95
                              4.3 5 Ratings
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                            • Gary Farrell Dry Creek Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                              Gary Farrell Dry Creek Zinfandel 2004
                              Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                              • Ravenswood Big River Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                                Ravenswood Big River Zinfandel 2004
                                Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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                                • Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                                  Dashe Dry Creek Zinfandel 2004
                                  Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
                                  • W&S91
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                                  • RP90
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                                • Fife Redhead Vineyard Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                                  Fife Redhead Vineyard Zinfandel 2004
                                  Zinfandel from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                                  • Vina Robles Westside Zinfandel 2004 Front Label
                                    Vina Robles Westside Zinfandel 2004
                                    Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
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