Flashcards in United States: California Deck (22):
What does AVA stand for?
American viticultural area
What is the governing body that overseas American AVA's
The TTB, tax and trade Beureu
What are the labeling percentages for United States
95% single vineyard
California is divided into 4 large ava's what are they?
North coast, south coast, central coast, Sierra foothills
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
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.
Napa valley Chardonnay is typically buttery and
Sonoma county, what is the soil that characterizes most of the region called?
Goldridge sandy loam
Who was credited with creating the Napa valley brand?
What was the first appellation to receive AVA in Napa?
What are the AVA's of Sonoma County?
• Alexander valley
• dry creek valley
• Bennet valley
• Knights valley
• chalk hill
• Russian river valley
• Sonoma mountain
• Sonoma coast
• Northern Sonoma
• pine mountain
• fort Ross
What AVA is shared with Sonoma and Napa?
What is one acclaimed wine from Alexander valley?
Peter Micheal les pavot
What is carneros known for?
What is dry creek valley and Rockpile known for?
What is Russian river valley well regarded for?
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
What are a couple of AVA's to know from Mendocino?
Andersen valley , potter valley (sparkling wine) Louis Roederer
What are the Sierra foothills known for?
Bulk wine but some producers are small
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
What are some top producers for Chardonnay
Au Bon Climat
What are some top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style blends