Yolo County Wine

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Yolo County is an emerging wine region within the Central Valley district of California. The Sacramento River Delta provides a channel for cooling winds, making it the coolest region in Central Valley. It’s further divided into subregions, and the majority of the vineyards are located in the ones closest to the delta to the east, within the Clarksburg and Merritt Island AVA’s. But pioneering winemakers, such as John and Lane Giguiere, who founded R.H. Phillips winery, promote the warm weather conditions in the Dunnigan Hills and Capay Valley.
The warm weather climate is most conducive to varietals such as Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo. White grapes grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. ~Amanda Schuster
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Varietals Produced in Yolo County View all

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Yolo County

Popular Wineries in Yolo County View all

  • Capay Valley Vineyards

    Capay Valley Vineyards was established in 1998 by Tom Frederick and Pam Welch, long time resident...

  • Bogle Vineyards

    Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that th...

  • Matchbook Wine Company

    Proud producer of Matchbook, Mossback, Chasing Venus and Sawbuck wines. Visit our Zamora,...

  • Heringer Estates

    The Heringer Family has always believed in hard work, innovation and resourcefulness. We have alw...

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  • Pinot Grigio Grazia 2012


    Mineral and a bit nutty on the nose with fresh notes of pear fruit. Opening very clear and fresh on the palate with a little sage herb and mineral oil notes this is very light, broad and a little soft on the palate, fairly fruit driven with lots of pear, soft peach on the finish. Easy to drink. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Blue Plate Chenin Blanc 2011


    Pinkie & pepe tasking. Nice summer wine. Best very cold. Read More

    Wine review by pamelar123

  • Dancing Coyote Gruner Veltliner 2010


    Peppery and a little green on the nose though there is a little over-ripeness here with honied and cooked fruit aromas of peach and white cherry thats a bit waxy. This enters the mouth with a nice level of richness and good, firm acids. There's plenty of fruit here but it's much fresher than the nose would indicate. There's a light grassy note h... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon California 2011


    Black cherry, cassia and blackberry fruit notes meld seamlessly with notions of anise, black pepper and vanilla spice. Beautifully done - Bravo!92pts. Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt

  • Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah Clarksburg Port 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by mjcarroll22

  • The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by Andrew Kondrashov

  • Bogle Vineyards Merlot California 2011


    Totally delicious! Complex and concentrated; aromas and flavors of dark cherries and berries are complimented by notes of herbs, spices and cola. Easy drinking tannins on the finish.92pts. Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt

  • Bogle Vineyards Merlot California 2010


    I honestly remember this tasting significantly better... I guess that says most of it. The nose is spectacular, if only you didn't have to drink it. The taste is overpowering and the tannins are right there with it. This is not a repeat wine for me. Read More

    Wine review by cAdley

  • Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by ElChamucoBlanco

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