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...

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

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...

  • 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 ...

  • Ritchie Creek Vineyard

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

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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 2013


    This is 100% Cabernet, entirely sourced from the Fay Vineyard. Dark violet aromas are evident along with plum and blackberry. The full-bodied plate is studded with blueberry, blackberry, spices and more. Bits of cherry peak through on the finish along with earth and continued spice notes. Delicious today itll improve over the next decade and dri... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso

  • Stags' Leap Winery the Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    This is composed entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon. Each year winemaker Christophe Paubert selects the best barrels of Cabernet to assemble this wine. Black cherry and currant aromas dominate the nose. The palate is stuffed with an astounding array of fresh red fruit flavors tinged with black; Cherry, raspberry and blackberry to name a few. Continu... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso

  • Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their Silverado Heritage Clone. Black cherry and hints of blackberry are evident on the nose. Plum, red cherry, spices and a core of minerals drive the well-rounded palate. Continued spices, tobacco, sage and reverberating dried red fruit flavors are all present on the persistent finish. Read More

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  • Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2013


    This is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny dollop (1%) of Petit Verdot blended in. The fruit comes from a combination of their hillside vineyard and the Borderline Vineyard about 2 miles south of the facility. Red and black cherry aromas are joined by hints of thyme. The palate is robust and beefy with continuing cherry flavors as well as black ... Read More

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  • Robinson Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    A mere 119 cases of this Estate Cabernet Sauvignon were bottled. Black fruit aromas are joined by wisps of fennel and black pepper. Blackberry, cherry and hints of Bay leaf dominate the dense palate. Minerals, earth, cocoa and black tea are all present on the lengthy finish. Mouthwatering acid and solid tannins provide excellent bones for aging.... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso

  • Regusci Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the oldest block on their property; 750 cases were produced. Wisps of thyme are evident alongside the more prominent Blackberry and black raspberry aromas. Cherry, spice and hints of dusty cocoa are evident on the palate. Oodles of earth, chicory, dried cherry and more are evident on the above average... Read More

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  • Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2013


    This is entirely Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from among Pine Ridges 47 Stags Leap acres. Red cherry and strawberry aromas are supported by hints of black fruit and savory herbs on the convivial nose. The palate is loaded with both red and black cherry flavors as well as bits of raspberry, black pepper and a touch of crème fraiche. Dried mission f... Read More

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  • Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Odettes Cabernet was produced from select blocks on their Estate Vineyard. Roughly 500 cases were produced. This is one of the darkest and inkiest wines in the collection from the first whiff of Blackberry and boysenberry. There is a mineral laden element that emerges on the nose and carries through the last sip that really distinguishes this of... Read More

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  • Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2013


    Entirely Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon; less than 600 cases were produced. Blue and black fruit aromas lead the nose along with hints of toast and vanilla bean. Leather and red cherry lead the somewhat opulent palate. Espresso, tobacco, clove and black pepper are all in place on the lengthy finish. Solid tannins and acid provide terrific structu... Read More

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  • Lindstrom Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    This is entirely Cabernet Sauvignon from Lindstroms, estate vineyard. 1,000 6 bottle cases were produced. Blackberry and kirsch liqueur aromas emerge from the nose. Blackberry and cherry characteristics define the opulently layered palate. Leather, cocoa and chicory notes are all evident on the extraordinary finish. Rock solid acid and firm tann... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso

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