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What does AVA stand for?

American viticultural area

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What is the governing body that overseas American AVA's

The TTB, tax and trade Beureu

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What are the labeling percentages for United States

75% region
85% AVA
95% single vineyard

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California is divided into 4 large ava's what are they?

North coast, south coast, central coast, Sierra foothills

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What does mertige mean?

A premium blend in which no grape accounts for more than 90 of the wine (red or white) but must be from Bordeaux varietal

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Napa valley, what are the differences between Cabernet in the mountains and Cabernet on valley floor.

Mountains are more concentrated known for their density, dark fruit, and concentration.

Valley floor Cabernet (Rutherford) more elegant, subtle in style with less intensity of color.

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Napa valley Chardonnay is typically buttery and

Oak driven

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Sonoma county, what is the soil that characterizes most of the region called?

Goldridge sandy loam

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Who was credited with creating the Napa valley brand?

Robert mondavi

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What was the first appellation to receive AVA in Napa?

Howell mountain

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What are the AVA's of Sonoma County?

• Alexander valley
• dry creek valley
• Rockpile
• Bennet valley
• Knights valley
• chalk hill
• Russian river valley
• Sonoma mountain
• Sonoma coast
• Northern Sonoma
• pine mountain
• fort Ross
• carneros

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What AVA is shared with Sonoma and Napa?

Carneros

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What is one acclaimed wine from Alexander valley?

Peter Micheal les pavot

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What is carneros known for?

Sparkling wine

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What is dry creek valley and Rockpile known for?

Zinfandel

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What is Russian river valley well regarded for?

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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What are a couple of AVA's to know from Mendocino?

Andersen valley , potter valley (sparkling wine) Louis Roederer

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What are the Sierra foothills known for?

Bulk wine but some producers are small

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What are a couple of AVA's to know from central coast

Paso Robles (Zinfandel, Cab Sauvignon, Rhone grapes)
Edna valley (Pinot noir)
Santa Maria valley
Santa ynez valley
Santa Rita hills

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What are some top producers for Chardonnay

Au Bon Climat
Cuvison
Chateau Montelena
Grgich hills

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What are some top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style blends

Dominus
Caymus
Joseph phelps
Mount veeder
Newton
Silver oak
Shafer
Stags leap

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What are the most important AVAs of Napa valley

Stags leap district
Rutherford
Oakville
Spring mountain
Mount veeder
Howell mountain
Atlas peak
Carneros