North Coast AVA
The Northern California wine region often referred to as the North Coast, includes Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake Solano and Marin Counties. This large area, 3,000,000 acres in size, is home to more than half of the state’s wineries. Each of the regions has a distinctive style. In the far north area of Mendocino County, foggy cool weather is ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Lake County to the east of Mendocino, is known for approachable Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Sonoma grows a wide variety of grapes, but may be best known for its abundant, high quality Pinot Noir. Napa perhaps is the most famous California wine region and is home to 600 wineries. Los Carneros, which is wedged in between Napa and Sonoma, produces among other things, outstanding sparkling wines. In most cases bottles produced in the North Coast AVA will be labeled that way only if grapes from more than one of the sub AVA’s are blended, otherwise the labels will most likely carry their appellation name instead. Nearly all of our wine of the month clubs have featured fantastic wines from this region and there will definitely be more to come!
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