Sonoma Mountain AVA

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Sonoma Mountain AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1985[1]
Country United States
Part of California, North Coast AVA, Northern Sonoma AVA, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley AVA
Total area 5,000 acres (20 km2)
Grapes produced Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel[2]

The Sonoma Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, United States. It is centered on the Sonoma Mountain landform in the Sonoma Mountains. The appellation includes the town of Glen Ellen, California and is nearly surrounded by the Sonoma Valley AVA. The area is known for the diverse micro-climates that occur on exposed hillsides and shaded drainages, and as such is home to production for a wide range of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, and Zinfandel.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.102 Sonoma Mountain." Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Sonoma Mountain (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 4, 2008.

Coordinates: 38°21′36″N 122°33′22″W / 38.36000°N 122.55611°W / 38.36000; -122.55611