Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco ...
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
Jellyjar Wines Barbera 2010Barbera from Lake County, North Coast, California
New Clairvaux Vineyard Poor Souls Block Barbera 2010Barbera from North Coast, California
Shannon Ridge Terre Vermielle Barbera 2010Barbera from High Valley, Lake County, North Coast, California