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North Coast California

United States
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Region Description

The North Coast of California boasts some of the most renowned vineyards and wineries in the world. Located in the northern part of the state, the North Coast is home to the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Mendocino County, all of which are recognised for their exceptional wines. The North Coast of California has a long and storied history of winemaking, dating back to the mid-1800s. The region was first planted with vines by Spanish missionaries, who planted Mission grapes in the area. In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants began to settle in the region, bringing with them their own grape varieties and winemaking techniques. By the early 1900s, the North Coast had become a major wine-producing region, with many of the wineries still in operation today.

Beautiful landscape of North Coast California wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

The North Coast of California is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Syrah wines. The region is also home to a wide variety of other grape varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Riesling.

Notable Producers

The North Coast of California is home to some of the world's most important wineries, including Robert Mondavi, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, and Beringer. These wineries produce some of the finest wines in the world, and are well worth a visit.

Fun Fact about North Coast California
The North Coast of California is home to the oldest continuously operating winery in the United States. Buena Vista Winery, located in Sonoma County, was founded in 1857 and is still producing award-winning wines today.

Top Wines from North Coast California

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Roederer Estate Brut

Roederer Estate

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3.9
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4.0
Roederer Estate Brut is a sparkling wine that showcases the expertise of a renowned producer. Crafted in the Anderson Valley appellation, this wine benefits from the region's cool climate and diverse soils. The vineyard features carefully selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which are hand-harvested to ensure optimal quality. The winemaking process involves a traditional method, including a secondary fermentation in the bottle, resulting in fine bubbles and a delicate mousse. The wine exhibits a crisp and refreshing style, with vibrant flavors of citrus, green apple, and brioche. Roederer Estate Brut is a perfect choice for those seeking an elegant and celebratory sparkling wine experience.
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Food Pairing:
Quiche And Savoury Tart
Cheese
Seafood
Vegetable
Chicken
Dessert
Bruschetta And Crostini
Fruit
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$12.99
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The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend

The Dreaming Tree

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3.9
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3.5
The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend is a captivating wine that showcases the artistry of its producer. Crafted with grapes sourced from select vineyards in a renowned appellation, this wine embodies the essence of its terroir. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's exceptional quality, with ideal soil composition and optimal sun exposure. Meticulous winemaking techniques are employed to create a harmonious blend, resulting in a wine that is both bold and elegant. The Crush Red Blend boasts a rich and complex flavor profile, with luscious dark fruit notes, velvety tannins, and a lingering finish. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a must-try for wine enthusiasts.
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Pork
Burger, Sandwich And Wrap
Beef
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$20.18
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Z.Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon

Z.Alexander Brown

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4.0
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4.0
Z.Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon is a premium wine produced by Zac Brown, a Grammy-winning musician turned winemaker. The grapes are sourced from select vineyards in California's North Coast appellation, known for its ideal growing conditions. The wine is crafted using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand-picking and sorting the grapes to ensure only the highest quality fruit is used. The resulting wine is a bold and complex Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and espresso, balanced by firm tannins and a long, smooth finish. Z.Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon is a must-try for any wine lover looking for a high-quality, full-bodied red wine.
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Beef
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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Hess Select

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3.8
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3.8
Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon is a highly regarded wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features include ideal soil composition and optimal sun exposure, resulting in grapes with concentrated flavors and balanced acidity. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The result is a full-bodied and rich wine with notes of dark fruits, such as blackberry and black currant, complemented by hints of spice and vanilla. This wine is a perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Beef
Vegetable
Cheese
Chocolate Dessert
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Pork
Burger, Sandwich And Wrap
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$40.99
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Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Goldeneye

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4.3
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4.7
This Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a rich and complex expression of the noble varietal. Its vibrant ruby color hints at the lush aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry and black tea that are complemented by notes of baking spices and cedar. On the palate, the wine is smooth and velvety, with delicate tannins and bright acidity that lead to a long and persistent finish. Enjoy this Pinot Noir with roasted duck, beef, or mushroom-based dishes.
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Beef
Pork
Duck And Goose
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