North Coast Wine

 

The North Coast AVA is a region that spans eight counties and dozens of prestigious subregions within California. The Pacific Ocean creates cooling air and fog conditions that benefit quality grapegrowing. Most of the wines produced in the area use their own subregion on the label, so wines labeled North Coast are often ones made with a blend of grapes from different parts of the region.
 
The North Coast is further subdivided into the following regions:
Humboldt County
Lake County
Marin County
Mendocino County
Napa County
Sonoma County
Solano County
Trinity County
 
~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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in North Coast View all

  • Fortress Vineyards

    Gary and Barbara Snider’s passion for grape growing began early in their relationship while both ...

  • Vinum Cellars

    Our basic winemaking philosophy is to work with great grape growers to develop the best fruit in ...

  • Ritchie Creek Vineyard

    Ritchie Creek Vineyard is located at the top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley appellation’s ...

  • Bask Wine Inc.

    "What is Bask about?" First and foremost, we are family. Bask is about achieving a dream that a b...

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  • Guarachi Family Wines Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2014

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    Expressive, expansive nose with light spice and fresh cherry and strawberry fruit coming well ahead of the cherry cola notes that join the fray. Excellent complexity in the mouth with darkest black cherry and sweet baking spice notes, creamy milk chocolate that lingers and evolves and a mixed berry freshness throughout. This is a diverse and int... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • EM - Sandra's oyster assessment:  The west coast oysters are more delicate, have a cucumber taste and the further north you get them from the better they are.  The east coast oysters are brinier, generally less delicate (larger) and again the further north you go (PEI) the better they are.DM - I'm certainly not going to address each and every ph... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Final: Wine tasting in...


  • Limerick Lane Headpruned Block Syrah 2012

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    Beautiful dark purple color. Rich pruney nose. Blackberry on the tip of the tongue. Some, woodiness to which I would attribute tannin. Nice firm tannins and acid give lots of backbone. I love the fact that this is not an in-your-face-with-fruit wine. The blackberry note hinted dissipates into a truly terrific wine experience. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bello Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by migelangell


  • Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2015

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    Very pale yellow in the glass. Very pale. More fruity, but slightly flowery nose. On the tongue delicate fruit flavors suggesting peach, kiwi, green apple. Very crisp and refreshing. A super easy wine to drink on a hot dayand even though it is, technically, winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, it is pretty darned hot, here, today. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2012

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    Wonderful! Read More

    Wine review by Rivershack2010


  • Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rivershack2010


  • Beran California Zinfandel 2012

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    Red lovers heaven. I love Zinfandel and this one is so full of spice, fruit and earthiness you must try it. It speaks BBQ. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Ridge Geyserville 2010

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    Dark plum color. Very much an earthy nose. Light hit of candied fruit on entry. Then some sour hits. Then some bitterness. That makes for a very unusual experience. Surprising to me, but not altogether off-putting. Also interesting that this is, probably, the lightest bodied Ridge Ive ever had. A good wine, but far from my favorite from... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Merlot 2013

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    Disappointed. Above the level of Charles Shaw wines but not much. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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