Central Coast Wine California
Learn about Central Coast wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.
Sine Qua Non Against the Wall 1996Syrah/Shiraz from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Chalone Chardonnay 1996Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
Clos Mimi Shell Creek Syrah 1996Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California