SubRegion Article

North Coast

Last edited on 11/13/2015 by joraesque
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The North Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California, covering more than three million acres, includes Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, and portions of Marin and Solano counties. (see The Wine Institute for more information)

2015 Vintage Notes:
"The wines of the .... historically early and intense 2015 vintage .... are dark and intense and not quickly giving up their secrets. Yields were down, in some places significantly, likely contributing to their richness. More than 2012, 2013, or even 2014, the real trick in 2015 was finding a way to temper the natural weightiness of the vintage with enough brightness, like finding a trace of celestial in the terrestrial. There appear to be many successes even if harvest felt like a flash in the pan." - Morgan Twain-Peterson