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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  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Camelot Winery & Vineyards

    The name Camelot evokes the magical kingdom of King Arthur’s court where beauty, goodness and har...

  • Windy Ridge Winery

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

  • Jekel

    Jekel Vineyards, founded in 1972, is recognized as one of the early pioneers in crafting world-cl...

  • Treana Winery

    The Hope family has been growing grapes in Paso Robles for thirty years. Today, as Hope Family Wi...

  • Rancho Roble Vineyards

    Mark and Therese Adams have deep roots in vine growing and wine making and they have planted thes...

  • Cycles Gladiator Wines

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

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Central Coast on Snooth

  • Field Recordings Wonderwall Pinot Noir 2014

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    Red fruit abounds on the nose. Black cherries, figs, cola and almond bark are spot on flavors for this wine. Clean with good spice. There's a softness here that nods to the neutral oak in which the wine fermented. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Field Recordings Wonderwall Chardonnay 2014

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    This is a lovely wine, period. It has got green apple and a bit of herb on the nose. Herbal tea, lemon and pear grace the palate. Clean, fresh, killer. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cupcake Chardonnay 2009

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    Nice golden yellow color and with super nice aromas of creamy vanilla and floral undertones....buttery! Flavors are rich and have hints of caramel/toffee, yeast, vanilla oak....quite delicious and worthy of the aging process!Recommended and would buy again! Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Humble Pie Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    A well blended flavor with hints of raspberry and chocolate lingering on the palette. Sweeter than most, but in a kind way. Giving just a moment of blackberry before giving into its blended silkyness. Perfect for a summer day or after a fair meal. Read More

    Wine review by stachlaw


  • Cocobon Red Blend 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Howard, you are now our Ontario wines expert.  Most of the Canadians who ... who ... in California's Central Coast.  Their wines that are made from estate grown fruit and give extended oak aging are released under cork with the "Talley" label.  Wines that are made from purchased fruit or that receive less oak aging are released under screw ca... Read More

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  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Gris 2014

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    Quite floral and pungent aromas of rose petals, violets and a touch of honey. In the mouth it's smooth and continues that floral character, but adds to that green apple, lemon and more tropical notes of pineapple and melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir Monterey 2013

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    Light cherry and raspberry aromas are immediately jumping out of the glass. Juicy and bright mouthfeel, there's not a ton of acidity but it's certainly present over the light earthy note and the fruit. Predominantly cherry flavors leading the charge here with a dose of sugary plums and a light touch of oak on the finish which is a bit tight with... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2012

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    Nice balance of old world and new. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Heron Pinot Noir Monterey County 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by popz4120


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