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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Elliston Vineyards

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

  • Camelot Winery & Vineyards

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

  • Io

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

  • 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

  • Red Wolff 2012

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    Fairly fruity nose, although there also seems to be a fungal/mushroom hint. Quite fruit forwardblueberry, but also, maybe, some dried fruit like raisin. Fairly light bodied. Not much tannin to speak of. Lots of acid tartness. An easy wine to drink. However, in spite of (or, maybe, because of) the wide combination of component grapes, this ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rockpool 2012 Merlot Monterery County 2012

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    A Tasting Room quarterly selection. Opens with blackberry jam and vanilla, then to toffee and milk chocolate, and then caramel chocolate. Moss, earth, and smoke with ripe cherry plums. Medium to soft tannins with medium acidity. Long finish of earth, herbs, and dried dark fruit. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Compass Point Central Coast 2013

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    A Tasting Room Quarterly selection;the review on that site and Lot18 where it is also available seems fitting to me. 'A wonderfully rich wine with a brisk acidity, a steely minerality and mouthwatering citrus fruit flavors. Feels smooth and creamy, with white flowers, nectarine, hints of vanilla and honey. An interesting combination of richness,... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by SarahQ


  • Yes, most of the Central Coast (from Santa Barbara to Monterey) has long been a bastion of "Slow Growth" and "No Growth."  Now, I know that their motives are mostly self-serving.  However, the older I get, the more I'm coming around to the opinion that there are nobler motives that also support that philosophy.Mark, agreed for the most part.  I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic From Santa Cruz south through...


  • Liquid Farm White Hill Chardonnay 2013

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    Fantastic CA chard! Opened this after receiving our allotment and was duly ... Hard to believe this is a Central Coast white, it comes across more like a cool climate whit Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Just returned from a quick trip to the Central Coast.  Visited Talley and Wolff in the Edna Valley.  Bought these:Talley Vineyards-- 2013 Bishop's Peak SLO County Pinot Noir-- 2013 Bishop's Peak Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc-- 2013 Bishop's Peak SLO County Chardonnay-- 2012 Bishop's Peak Paso Robles "Elevation" (Bordeaux Blend)-- 2013 Oliver's Vin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • There are too many people.  Feel free to insert a "colorful ... ... homes. Yes, most of the Central Coast (from Santa Barbara to Monterey) has long been a bastion of "Slow Growth" and "No Growth."  Now, I know that their motives are mostly self-serving.  However, the older I get, the more I'm coming around to the opinion that there are nobler ... Read More

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  • Interesting. Given the current water situation in CA, it may not be such a bad ... ... businesses.Greg, the central coast has had water issues as long as I can remember...  Even in spells of good rain.  They are always conserving.  I read it has to do with their location- their source is basically runoff from rivers and streams, and very few ... Read More

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  • Garnet Vineyards Pinot Noir Monterey County 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by ttrepelk


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