Central Coast Wine California
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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.
Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
Bernardus Marinus Estate 2014Bordeaux Red Blends from Carmel Valley, Monterey, Central Coast, California
Sanford La Rinconada Chardonnay 2014Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Hestan Vineyards Chardonnay 2014Chardonnay from San Francisco Bay, Central Coast, California
Varner Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Jonata Fenix 2014Bordeaux Red Blends from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California