EDUCATION

Sonoma Mountain

Summary:

Known for its powerful, elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, this region received its AVA status in 1985

Location:

Northwestern Sonoma Valley AVA, just South of the Bennett Valley AVA

Climate:

The Eastern edge receives warm, morning sun and the Northwestern area receives more fog

Soil:

Volcanic

Popular Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Noteworthy:

This is one of the first regions to be defined by its terroir rather than political boundaries. It is distinguished primarily by its elevation