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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  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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  • Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2009

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    I had this off a wine list at one of Donnie Wahlberg's restaurants in Hingham, MA. It was by the glass on the bar. I was amazed at how nice it was. It stands up to some of the best, my Brown, Cline, Rosenbaum, Ridge, should I go on. If you follow my Zin recommendations you will know this rates if I write about it. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Quivet Cellars Pellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Nose shows some dark fruit, and some leather. Pleasant hit of currant on the tip of the tongue. Some, pucker tannin, but only what is expected. Sure enough, as the wine passes under the rear palate there is the leather or, maybe, tobacco, or, maybe, powdered cocoa sensation. Fruit seems to linger on the aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Silverado Mt. George Merlot 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Conticinio


  • La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014

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    Had at Matt's Wine Bar Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2014

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    Seriously oaky nose. Lots of butter on the tongue, but, also, tropical fruits, and, maybe, citrus fruits. Fruit component is most in the acid, which, thankfully, cuts the oaky better a bit. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Cline Cellars Viognier 2015

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    Flagrant, lean and totally drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

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    Clean, light nose of floral cherry fruit and light red currant aromas. Approachable and pleasing on the palate, this is tart, fresh and juicy, showing good cherry and mixed berry fruit with even a touch of watermelon tucked in alongside a light smoke and herbal spice towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    A nose of forest floorstrong suggestion of olive. On the tongue a nice, subtle introduction of cassis. As the wine moves back I have to notice the very subdued tannin. My experience with Spring Mountain cabs is that they are tannic monsters. Some earthiness. While this is a firm, full-bodied wine, it is not causing my mouth and tongue to pu... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Limerick Lane Block Zinfandel 2012

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    Noticeable alcohol on the nose, and its been open for about 20 minutes. Tip-of-the-tongue fruit is quite sedate. There is blackberry and, maybe, dried fruitraisins, prunesbut the fruitiness in nice, not obnoxious. A nice, robust, full-bodied Zinfandel. Stout, but, again, not obnoxious tannin. Could, probably, be an excellent candidate for ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard 2014

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    Fresh candied cherry and strawberry aromas with sweet baking spice and violet petals on the nose. A bit spicy on entry, this is cool and soft on the palate showing more cherry and strawberry fruit and adding some cranberry, a bit medicinal through the mid palate and nicely earthy and streaked with a hint of tarry minerality towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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