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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  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Jekel

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

  • Winery Exchange

    Echelon wines are created for celebrations. And not just the big ones, the obvious occasions – we...

  • Castle Rock Winery

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

  • Io

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

  • David Bruce Winery

    David Bruce Winery has earned an international reputation throughout its nearly four decades for ...

  • 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

  • Matthew Fox Merlot California

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    Wine review by tdbangor


  • Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2015

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    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

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    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


  • Lifted Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    A Tasting Room selection received in 2014. I do not care for the typical Sauvignon flavor profile - loads of acid, lemon lime kiwi with not much to smooth things out, but perhaps because this one is now so old, it goes into the glass as a chardonnay, golden, almost light amber/umber. Bits of lemon and lime, and then grass, lime, and ripe melon. ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tensley Los Padres Syrah Central Coast 2013

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    Really well done for the price point. The fact that after it is shifted to stainless after 3 months allows for the grape to shine yet allows for the oak to slightly influence the gamey, blueberry features with pepper and spice. 89 points - Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tensley Los Padres Syrah Central Coast 2013

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    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Belle Glos las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

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    Another one from lunch at Marcello's Chophouse. Could not think of a better Pinot Noir. Just the style I prefer. Loads of Herbs, Spice, dried and stewed Fruit, and Chocolate, Bits of Vanilla, Cedar, Licorice, and Smoke. Very smooth, very interesting. , with hints of black licorice. Medium Tannins and long savory finish. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Had the Tensley 2013 Central Coast Syrah.  That it is moved to stainless after 3 months really helps to let the grape shine, yet there are still oak influenced notes. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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