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8 Gutsy California Red Blends

New reviews of Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Grenache blends from Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and more
Ridge's Lytton Springs vineyard yields top Zin in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley.
Robert Holmes
Ridge's Lytton Springs vineyard yields top Zin in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley.
Augustus Weed
Posted: October 29, 2018


Red blends are all the rage these days, and winemakers in California make both traditional and creative, "kitchen-sink" blends. Today's selection showcases bold, zesty wines from Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Grenache at a variety of price points. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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