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10 Hearty California Reds at 90+ Points

New reviews of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and Grenache
Artesa makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from its estate vineyards on the hillsides of Carneros.
Alex Farnum
Artesa makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from its estate vineyards on the hillsides of Carneros.
Aaron Romano
Posted: October 8, 2018


Autumn is officially here. The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, which means it's time to replenish your red-wine supply. Today's selection of California reds will keep you cozy for the months ahead, from focused and zesty Pinot Noir to dark and brooding Syrah; each wine scored 90 points or more in recent tastings. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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