Central Coast Wine

 

Central Coast is a vast AVA that spans between Santa Barbara County in the south to the San Francisco Bay area in the north, touching six counties within the state of California. This huge expanse encompasses a diverse array of microclimates and growing conditions and is responsible for fifteen percent of the state’s total wine production.

The sub-AVA’s within Central Coast are:
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Monterey
  • San Benito
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Salado Creek

~Amanda Schuster

 

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Varietals Produced in Central Coast View all

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Jorian Hill Vineyards

    As vintners, Gary and Jeanne Newman approach Jorian Hill with passion, and without pretension, as...

  • Io

    Syrah is a Persian Blue elixir teeming with flavors and textures that are well beyond the reach o...

  • Cycles Gladiator Wines

    Cycles Gladiator symbolizes a celebration of the freedom and happiness that pervaded Europe in...

  • Windy Ridge Winery

    In 1985 we purchased the vineyard which had been planted in 1978 by Dr Chris Hill. We built the...

  • L'Aventure Winery

    Stephan Asseo left Bordeaux to fulfill his dream of creating handcrafted Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon...

  • Elliston Vineyards

    Henry had sufficient success to allow him to invest in an oceangoing ship to Hawaii and Mexico to...

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Central Coast on Snooth

  • Rock Rabbit Central Coast Zinfandel 2014

    Snoothrank:

    This not very zinfandel like IMO. Mostly red fruit, plum with a tad bit of dark cherry. A little spice adds in with medium chewy tannins and goos acidity. It's decent wine, just a very different zin. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • ALL PROPERLY CELLARED California CollectionSpottswoode CS, Napa 2006  ... ... JPYWilliams-Selym Port, Central Coast "Mistral Vineyard" $30/3,500 JPYTHE ENTIRE CA COLLECTION 8 BOTTLES $400/45,000 French CollectionSalon, Champagne, 1995 $675/76,000 JPY (GREAT DEAL!!!)Cht. Sociando-Mallet, Bordeaux, 2001  $60/7,000 JPYE.A.R.L. Pierre Ussegilo & F... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Collection for Sale @...


  • Emark - you're right to a large extent, and there's a LOT of swill in ... great wines around - Qupe Central Coast for example, is an excellent Syrah. I get it for $12.99. Out east it's over $20. The Chateau St. Michelle lineup from WA is usually good and there are a few other producers up there who are OK, but there's also a lot of crap.OTOH, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel Benito Dusi Ranch 2012

    Snoothrank:

    At five years of age it's hard to get past the alcohol on the nose but once you do the wine is red fruited with high acidity for zinfandel and a softish bit of tannin on the finish.Second day: Wine is very portish on the nose. More fruit has emerged and the tannins are very soft. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Save Me San Francisco Drops of Jupiter 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Nothing fantastic about this red blend. Meh. No personality. Not tannic, nothing offensive. No character, either. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Matthew Fox Merlot California

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by tdbangor


  • Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Medium light in body. Subtle fruit on the nose with sour cherries on the palate and noticeable greenish tannins on the finish. Guessing there was some stem inclusion. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Cypress Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Well balanced. Not overly tannic but a bit of a minerality. Representative of the region. Couldn't be happier with this, inclusive of the price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Workman Ayer de Facto Red Blend Central Coast 2013

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    Red fruit aromas of cherry raspberry and strawberry with pleasant baking spice and a creamy vanilla. Smoky, savory and tarry on the palate but still showing depth of fruit and a scratchy tannic structure with dark chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Workman Ayer de Facto Red Blend Central Coast 2013

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    Red fruit aromas of cherry raspberry and strawberry with pleasant baking spice and a creamy vanilla. Smoky, savory and tarry on the palate but still showing depth of fruit and a scratchy tannic structure with dark chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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