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
 
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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • 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...

  • Fortress Vineyards

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

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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Aveta 2014

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    Had this with dinner at Savoy last evening. I don't drink Sauvignon Blancs very often, but for this dinner, asked the Waitperson to choose a glass of wine or Bourbon for each of 3 courses. Pleasantly surprised with this one, paired with a Salad Special with Butter Lettuce, Bacon, & Gorgonzola. Very well balanced, smooth, and more body than I exp... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Fairly oaky nose. Candy sweet on introductionblackberry, big time. Some dark plum hints. Some earthiness. Very sedate tannin, although it does pop up on the rear palate. Quite a short finish. The candied fruit on entry discourages me from going back for more of this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by johnnyxbar


  • Limerick Lane Hail Mary 2012

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    From the back label: 94% Syrah/6% Grenache. Dark murky purple in the glass. Very berry nose. Very easy on the tongue and under the palate. Gentle introduction of black raspberry. Some herbalness. Sufficient acidnoticeable, but complementary to the fruit, not dominating. Very gentle on the tannin. Certainly not a powerhouse wine, but t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Belle Glos Oeil de Perdrix Pinot Noir Blanc 2015

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Black Kite Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014

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    Notes of lychee and elderflower with some phenolics and green apple on the nose. This is immediately fruity on entry and showing peach and apricot notes with a warm spice of ginger and vanilla, a quick green note of lemongrass and a tart lemon finish that's nicely creamy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wild Ridge Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013

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    Elegant and delicate aromas of tea leaf, ripe cherry pie filling and clove spice with notes of blueberry and red licorice. This comes on in the mouth with puckering acidity and tart cranberry and black cherry notes, baking spice and tight tannins towards the front of the palate and raspberry notes with a fair bit of heat towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2014

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    Pale yellow color. Just a hint of tropical fruit on the nose. Lots of acid on introductionLemon with unripened pineapple. Some metallic hint. Another crisp and refreshing summer sipping wine, but I am of the opinion that this one is difficult to recommend a meal pairing with this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • St. Supéry Napa Valley Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot 2010

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    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Monument Ridge Alexander Valley 2010

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    Wine review by eyetalian


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