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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Castle Rock Winery

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

  • Corbett Canyon Vineyards

    Corbett Canyon is a winery located in San Luis Obispo, California. Originally produced entirely...

  • Clos LaChance Winery

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

  • Mick Fleetwood

    Welcome to Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar. Prom humble beginnings of the concept in 2001 to our cu...

  • Io

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

  • Concannon Vineyard

    They could speak, the rocks of Concannon Vineyard would tell a tale rich in history. Concannon...

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Central Coast on Snooth

  • Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve 2014

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    Cool and floral on the nose with elderflower and tea leaf aromas and fruit notes of lemon zest and green apple. This has a bit of herbal leaf up front with pleasant peach and green apple notes, touches of vanilla and oak through the center and a finish that is yeasty and tart in equal measure with a bit of cedar and toast to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Los Alisos Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2007

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    After forgetting about my second bottle of this one, had it with lunch yesterday afternoon. Terrific Chardonnay, though a bit heavy-handed with the Oak. Rich and Buttery, though with a surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Caramel, Toffee, dried Fruit - with a long finish of Vanilla, Oak, Caramel, and bite of Spice. Balanced Acidity. Overall - lovely. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Weird thread to revive. Twice no less!Anyhow, I suppose the OP and the other poster won't be around again. Too bad. Tokaj is the region, Tokaji means roughly "from the region of Tokaj". Pronunciation is the same. Tokay is a British bastardization of the word and Tocai an Italian one, which they are no longer allowed to use under the EU rules, ju... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dry or sweet???


  • Morgan Winery Pinot Noir Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

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    The Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot is a light to medium claret color. It is vibrantly fruity on the nose with aromas of sweet cherries, hints of liquorice and surprisingly cassis, which I usually relate to heavier reds like Cabs. There is brilliant wallop of fruits on the initial taste, which seems to last forever and lingers into smooth milk choc... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife


  • Roar Chardonnay Sierra Mar Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine Institute:"Chardonnay, with 95,000 acres, is the wine type variety with the most acreage planted in California."Cabernet Sauvignon was the second most planted winegrape in California with 76,800 total acres."The red wine category for the second year in recent history edged out white wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Field Recordings Wonderwall Chardonnay 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by GypsyWH


  • Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Mountain View Vintners Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013

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    This has become my favorite pinot noir under $10. Light, classic pinot noir flavor profile. I have tasted pinots that cost twice as much that weren't half as enjoyable. Available at Your Dekalb Farmer's Market in Decatur for $8.99. Read More

    Wine review by Selden


  • Three Wine Company Mataro 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by anstett


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