Sonoma Coast Wine

 

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an extensive part of Sonoma County, California. It stretches between San Pablo Bay to Mendocino along the Pacific coast, east to the coastal ranges. The climate created by such close proximity to the Pacific Ocean is that of heavy rainfall, cool winds and heavy fog. Most of the vineyards are planted into the ridges, keeping them as far above the fogline as possible as well as maximizing their sun exposure. 
 
There are certain varietals that respond well to such conditions, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the region is also known for its Rieslings and Syrah. 
 
The Fort Ross AVA is included within the Sonoma Coast. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Varietals Produced in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Fort Ross Vineyard

    Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, our “True Sonoma Co...

  • Peter Mathis Wine

    Peter Mathis planted his 7.5 acre hillside vineyard in the Sonoma Valley in 1999 with Grenache, P...

  • Valley of the Moon Winery

    Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen ar...

  • Sojourn Cellars

    For over 10 years, Sojourn Cellars has produced distinctive Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon win...

  • W. H. Smith Wines

    Curious by nature and eager to embrace new adventures, it didn’t take much for friend and winemak...

  • DuNah Winery

    DuNah Vineyard & Winery lies in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley near the small country town ...

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Sonoma Coast on Snooth

  • Kenwood Pinot Noir Six Ridges 2014

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    Wine review by donealrice


  • St. Francis Chardonnay 2017

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    Lovely and crisp for a chardonnay without trying so hard to add particular flavors that come off fake.I actually tried this at Sip 'n Paint (The Wine Cellar at the Rio in Las Vegas). Read More

    Wine review by donealrice


  • Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2016

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    Good wine, but definitely needs more time. Fruit of red cherry. Some dustiness. Quite stiff tannin. Nice tart acid. Retro-nasal menthol sensation. Give this one three more, or so, years to let the tannin and acid resolve. Then, I am pretty sure, this wine will develop to become outstanding. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Windracer Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2014

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    Wine review by warrendavidking


  • Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

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    Great little wine. Review to follow... Notes of celery, strawberry confit and perhaps a touch of raspberry - depending on the moment. Entry is silky smooth, like a fine Beaune; there is strawberry (though slightly muted) and more vegetable notes like celery stalk - topped off with a sprinkle of vanilla. This mature, well-made PN only needs a ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

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    Very nice refreshing wine. Not too heavy on the red fruit on entry. Some spice--clove. Not terribly full-bodied. Most tannins. Very nice tart acid. Something of a retro-nasal red cherry sensation. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Myriad Petaluma Gap Sangiacomo Vineyard. Syrah 2016

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    A pretty big, mouth-filling wine. Red fruit, some earthiness, some herbal hints. Moderate tannin. noticeable acid. I like this wine, I suspect that the other bottle that I have in storage will improve over the years. I'm not going to wait very many years, though. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard 2014

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    Red fruit on entry--cherry, strawberry, Something of a "thicK" viscous mouthfeel. If this wine had tannin--and some acid--I'd be all over it. It certainly is not going for the subtle PN that seems to be the fad In CA these days. Thankfully it is also not going for the "cherry cough syrup" profile, either. Actually, and OK low-dollar wine, bu... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Patz and Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016

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    Quite oaky nose. Sure enough, very noticeable flavors from oak--caramel--but, also nice citrus and stone fruit flavors. Truly excellent tartness. Nice wine for the price. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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