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The red grape variety (also Centurian) is a new variety between Olmo F2-7(Mazuelo x Cabernet Sauvignon) x Garnacha Tinta. The crossing was done in 1949 by Dr. Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006) at the California Agricultural Experiment Station. The Carnelian variety was created with the same parents. The mother variety came into being as early as 1936 during the development of the Ruby Cabernet variety. The breeding goal was a special variety for the relatively hot and dry Californian conditions. The early to medium ripening vine has berries rich in sugar. It produces red wines of simple character, which are almost exclusively used as blends in consumer wines. The variety is cultivated in California in the San Joaquin Valley(Central Valley). In 2010, 34 hectares of vineyards were designated with a decreasing trend (Kym Anderson)

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