Mendocino AVA

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Not to be confused with Mendocino County wine.
Not to be confused with Mendocino Ridge AVA.
Mendocino AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1984, amended in 1998[1]
Country USA
Part of California, Mendocino County, North Coast AVA
Sub-regions Anderson Valley AVA, Cole Ranch AVA, Dos Rios AVA, McDowell Valley AVA, Mendocino Ridge AVA, Potter Valley AVA, Redwood Valley AVA, Yorkville Highlands AVA
Grapes produced Arneis, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Charbono, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Colombard, Dolcetto, Grenache, Merlot, Montepulciano, Muscat Canelli, Nebbiolo, Negro Amaro, Nero D’Avola, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir, Pinotage, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon Musque, Semillon, Syrah, Tocai Friulano, Valdiguie, Viognier, Zinfandel[2]

The Mendocino AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Mendocino County, California. Within this larger appellation are several smaller AVAs, and applications are pending with the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to create new AVAs out of the Sanel and Ukiah valleys along the Russian River. The Mendocino AVA is known for the cultivation of Mediterranean climate grapes including Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel. The cooler climate in the Anderson Valley is known for its Pinot noir and sparkling wine production. Many wineries in nearby Sonoma and Napa counties purchase Mendocino grapes to blend into wines labeled with other appellations.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.93 Mendocino." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 7, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Mendocino (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 7, 2008.