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Flashcards in North Coast Deck (40):
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North Coast

Umbrella AVA implying N of San Francisco. Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma counties

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Mendocino nested AVAs

Anderson Valley, Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino Ridge, McDowell Valley, Potter Ridge

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Mendocino varieties

CS/SB along RRV. Zin, Petit Sirah on benchlands

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Mendocino producers

Fetter, Bonterra, Fey (all organic)

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Anderson Valley AVA

10 mile valley, vines grown in foggy area between Philo and Navarro

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Anderson Valley AVA varieties

Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Chard. Some oak Zin from small patches. PN production rising

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Anderson Valley AVA producers

Duckhorn's Goldeneye (PN), Littoral, Williams Selyem, Siduri, Roederer Estate, Scharffenberger

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Anderson Valley AVA vineyards

Greenwood Ridge, Handley, Navarro

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Alexander Valley AVA

Largest, most fully planted. 50 wineries, 15,000 ha

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Alexander Valley style

Fleshy voluptuousness, chocolate warmth in CS/Merlot. Chard bold w/ girth, leaner, stonier near RRV

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Alexander Valley varieties

CS, Merlot, Chard, Zin, SB

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Alexander Valley producers

Geyser Peak, Clos du Bois, Stuhlmuller, Ridge, Seghesio

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Alexander Valley producers outside who only purchase fruit here

Rodney Strong, Silver Oak, Chateau St Jean

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Alexander Valley sub AVA

Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA at northernmost edge in 2011

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Dry Creek Valley AVA white varieties

SB, small plantings of Chard, Viognier, Arneis, Fiano

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Dry Creek Valley AVA red varieties

Zin, CS. Zin considered better, but CS plantings increased with market trends

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Dry Creek Valley Zin

Vines 35-100+ yrs old, on phylloxera resistant St George rootstock. Some times Petit Sirah or Carignan blended in

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Rockpile AVA

NW part of Dry Creek Valley, and spilling out over border. Zin grapes for wineries like Carol Shelton, Seghesio. No wineries of its own

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Russian River Valley AVA

Cool, foggy. Rapid growth, 4,000 ac (90s) 18,000 ac (2013)

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RRV varieties

PN, Chard. Zin in warm hillsides (Martinelli's Jackass vineyard)

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RRV producers

Kosta Brown, Paul Hobbs, Williams and Selyem, Joe Swan

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Green Valley AVA

Sub AVA of RRV. Foggiest, coldest area on SW edge. Goldridge soils

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Green Valley producers

Iron Horse, Littoral, Marimar Estate, Hartford Family Winery, Dutton-Goldfield

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Carneros AVA

Moderately cool and windy, sprawls across last, low hill of Mayacamas Range

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Carneros varieties

Chard, PN, Merlot, Syrah

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Carneros Producers

Gloria Ferrer, Domaine Carneros, Codorníu Napa, Domaine Chandon (Yountville)

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Sonoma Valley AVA varieties

Zin, PN, CS, GW, Chard

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Hanzell

Sonoma Valley, began the rush to use new Fr oak, revolutionizing CA Chard style

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Monte Rosso vineyard

Planted 1838 by Louis M. Martini. Grows CS, Zin for several producers

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Sonoma Valley AVA historic varieties

Field blends of Zin, Petit Sirah, Carignan, other black varieties

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Sonoma Valley producers

Sebastian, Gundlach-Bundschu, Chateau St Jean, Arrowood, Kenwood, Ravenswood (owned by Constellation)

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Sonoma Coast AVA

Created by producers to continue to describe their wines as 'estate bottled' after regulations were tightened, requiring both winery and vineyard be in the same AVA to qualify

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Sonoma Coast best vineyards

Fringe vineyards along Sonoma County shore, with ocean in sight, marine soils, cool temps and breezes

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Sonoma Coast style

From best areas, Crisp, high acid, tightly structured, less ripe

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Sonoma Coast sub AVA

Fort Ross-Seaview

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Petaluma Gap

Break in coastal mtns, ocean fog/wind intrude daily. Optimum conditions for fine-boned Chard, PN, cool-climate Syrah

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Chalk Hill AVA

In RRV, far eastern boundary. W slope of Mayacamas Range, volcanic soils

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RRV soils

Gravel, sandy-loam

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Chalk Hill AVA varieties

Chard, SB, CS

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Chalk Hill producers

Chalk Hill Estate