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...

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  • 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 ...

  • Fortress Vineyards

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

  • 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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  • 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


  • Hendry Pinot Noir Napa Valley Hendry Ranch 2006

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    The wine is a lighter garnet color, somewhat darker and with a bit more of a brownish tint than your typical Pinot, The nose is classic Pinot, with a rush of ripe strawberries and plums overlaid with some mineral notes and a bit of smoke. The taste is actually quite nice, with a rush of ripe fruit up front, strawberries, cherries, and currant,... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine is a deep, inky black at the center, with bright ruby along the edges, classic for a Napa Cabernet. The nose is a lovely combination of graphite, leather, black cherry and a hint of blueberry. The taste is a lovely rush of black fruit, cherry cola and mocha that transition to some mineral notes midpalate. The finish is wonderful, wit... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros 2014

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    Disjointed. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Gauthier Select Vineyards Pinot Noir Rockin H Ranch Vyd 2012

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    Like many of the 2012 Pinot Noirs Ive had, this one is rather tannic in structure, and its an open question as to whether the fruit will last long enough for the tannins to resolve themselves. In terms of nose and mouthfeel, this wine is more reminiscent of a Zinfandel than a Pinot Noir in fact, in many ways it recalls the Los Chamizal Zinfande... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Limerick Lane 1023 2014

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    Bright, tart red fruitcherryon entry. Interestingly, enough, the tartness almost suggests citrus, and, going really crazy, orange as much as anything. Some woodiness mid-palate. Medium-bodied. Not much tannin to speak of. A fun, easy-to-drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

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    Light on it's feet with some vanilla, green apples and a buttery finish. Not much length but satisfying. 85 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016

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    Pleasant watermelon and cherry aromas are quite juicy and inviting. This has a fresh tingling acidity and a zesty spice on the palate, playful and clean with excellent fruit notes of cranberry, cherry and strawberry leading up to a bit of an earthy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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