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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Windy Ridge Winery

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

  • Elliston Vineyards

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

  • Clos LaChance Winery

    Clos LaChance is a family-owned and operated winery located in San Martin, CA. The winery focuses...

  • Castle Rock Winery

    The mission of Castle Rock is to produce and sell the highest quality premium wines at affordable...

  • Camelot Winery & Vineyards

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

  • L'Aventure Winery

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

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Central Coast on Snooth

  • OT, not you?  Okay, it's Dmcker, which I can figure out even with my ... differently.  Calera Central Coast is all purchased grapes.  Calera SVDs are not.I'm not guessing for others, having learned my lesson.  I am going to say that the 2008 Spring Mountain Cab is a head turning wine. I just sent a friend up there and she raved about the wine.... Read More

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  • Grayson Cellars Zinfandel Central Coast 2015

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    Gorgeous depth of aromas and flavors. A definite winner in a comparative tasting.93pts. Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2012

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    Not to bad - more of the softer syrah style, black and blue fruits and aromas with gamey notes, peppery tones, chocolate and herbs. Nice finish of moderate length equals pleasurable drinking. Drink now - Paul. 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • For the price, the MacMurray is pretty good and varietally correct.  ... ... buying.  Calera's Central Coast bottle is pretty reasonable, although Josh Jensen told me he is not happy that it's nearly all Dijon clones, but since he is purchasing fruit, there's little he can do.  He makes it very nicely. Cab can crop in hotter climates, yield 6-... Read More

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  • Depends on our definition of reasonable. QPR?Pinot fruit is more expensive to ... ... RRV is better than the Central Coast but you are at the mercy of your stor Read More

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  • La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey 2014

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    Very fruity with balancing high acididty and a gentle touch of tannin toward the finish. Easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Loredona Pinot Noir Monterey 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast 2014

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    First glass was drank by itself and it showed all cherry cola. Short and sweet. With food the wine showed more acid and was better, so serve it with food and you'll be good to go. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Coastal Passage Pinot Noir 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Estancia Pinot Noir 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by ripp4


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