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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Io

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

  • Windy Ridge Winery

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

  • Five Rivers Winery

    Throughout literature, in both modern and ancient times, there have been five basic elements that...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Don't know D. They bought the property in the 1970s when land in the south ... ... that used to be in the Central Coast, in favor of Merlot and Cab that probably shouldn't grow there.People in the US still want to buy wine by variety, which has become a straightjacket and outlived its usefulness.In the last 15 years or so, the US market has b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • Hahn Estates Pinot Gris 2013

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    A little green pear greets the nose along with some yeasty notes and sweetly candied citrus notes. Pretty big in the mouth with a hint of RS adding weight and richness on the palate, theres plenty of acid to balance it and nice underlying polyphenolic pear skin. Internets that adds a nice counterpoint to the almost melony sweetness on the palate... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dierberg Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2011

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    Excellent Read More

    Wine review by eggylaw


  • Fleur de California Petite Sirah 2010

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    Light, airy and well balanced. Flavors of blackberry, raspberry and florals. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Noble Vines Pinot Noir 667 2012

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    At the cliff house Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Rex Goliath Free Range Red 2009

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    Average.. Read More

    Wine review by Leigh Ann Laughon


  • Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Cameron Hughes Central Coast Pinot Noir Lot 435 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rupclose


  • Running With Scissors Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Bought this last week. This one needs time to breathe, or decant. Nice cassis flavor, mild tannins, taste a bit of cranberry on the finish at the upper palate. Finish was extremely weak Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay 2012

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    This is the worst Firestone Chard in years. It is as bad as their Discovery series. It isn't just "off" it is bad from the ground up! I have been a Firestone club member for 10 years or more and have never had anything as bad as the last shipment. Read More

    Wine review by Flamefighter


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