Region: Sonoma, CA
40% Grenache v15% Mourvedre
RegionThe rugged and untamed North Coast, Sonoma, California
AgeabilityEnjoy now or hold up to 5 years
David Grega and Aran Healy
The 2009 vintage in the North Coast region was mild and cool, which caused the grapes to ripen very slowly, leading to especially complex flavors. Rain in October had the potential to effect certain varietals, although the majority had already been harvested. A warm Indian Summer rounded out the season and overall the amount of usable fruit produced was California’s second largest on record. The 2009 vintage is considered favorable and wines produced are considered very high quality.
The North Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) is more than three million acres in size and includes Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, as well as parts of Solano and Marin counties. Winemaking has been popular in this region since the mid-1800’s and today the area is recognized for its stunning diversity in terroir and wine production.