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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in North Coast View all

  • Bask Wine Inc.

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

  • Fortress Vineyards

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

  • Ritchie Creek Vineyard

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

  • Vinum Cellars

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

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  • Simi Sonoma County Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Geyser Peak Winery Bin 10 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple at the center, with bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis overlaid with some earthy notes of leather and tar. The taste is packed with jammy fruit up front, with blueberry, plum and blackberry, that transition nicely to some notes of black pepper and spice along wit... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Franciscan Merlot Napa 2006

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    The wine has an inky black color at the center leading to some bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of blackberry, prune, leather and toasted oak that seem a bit old world. The taste is much less fruit forward than I was expecting, with a bit of cassis and black licorice up front that transition nicely to some notes of dark ch... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Teldeschi Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 1999

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    I opened the bottle carefully (cork and age can be fickle friends) and then decanted it for about an hour. The wine is a rich, inky black at the center with bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of blackberry, plum and kisch, that just reminds me of many of the wonderful local Italian places in New York. The wine is an explosi... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Route Stock Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

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    The wine is a deep, inky color in the glass with bright ruby along the edges, the classic look of a Cabernet. The nose is rather pleasant, with some leather, black fruit and a hint of mint. The taste is quite nice, with some ripe black fruit up front, blackberry and plum, that transition to some notes of cherry cola and green grass midpalate. ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Robert Mondavi Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine has that classic Cabernet look, deep inky black at the center and bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of leather, oak, tobacco and dusty gravel, with just a hint of black fruit. The taste is just a classic, high-quality Napa Cabernet, with a bit of black fruit up front, blackberry and a bit of cherry, that transition... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Merlot Napa Valley 2012

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    The wine is a deep ruby color at the edges leading to an inky black at the center. The nose is a pleasant combination of leather, smoke and jammy red fruit, cherries, blackberries and plums. The taste is a rush of ripe fruit that bombards your senses, at first sweet and then a bit tart, you have ample cherry and ripe berry flavors dancing in y... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • V. Sattui Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Vittorio's Vineyard 2012

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple color, just what you'd expect from a nice quality Cabernet. The nose presents aromas of leather, oak and ripe berries that practically dare you to resist taking a sip. The taste is taste is a rush of black cherry and raspberry that quickly transition to some complex mineral notes of dusty limestone midpalate. T... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine is an inky black color at the center, with bright ruby along the edges, just as you'd expect from a high quality Cabernet. The nose is a pleasant combination of blueberry, espresso and a hint of smoke, The taste is a wonderful rush of ripe fruit up front, blueberries, blackberries and cherries, that transition nicely to some wonderful... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple at the center with bright ruby along the edges. The nose is classic Napa Cabernet, with aromas of leather, cedar and anise with wonderful notes of ripe black fruit. The taste is wonderfully fruit forward with a rush of blackberry, cherry and plum that transitions nicely to some spice notes of cinnamon and mocha ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


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