Yorkville Highlands AVA

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Yorkville Highlands AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1998[1]
Country United States
Part of California, Mendocino AVA, Mendocino County, North Coast AVA
Grapes produced Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Primitivo, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Symphony, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel[2]

The Yorkville Highlands AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in southern Mendocino County, California. The Yorkville Highlands separate Sonoma County's Alexander Valley AVA from Mendocino County's Anderson Valley AVA. The soil in the Yorkville Highlands is rocky with a high gravel content, which provides excellent drainage. During the day, the climate is cooler than Alexander Valley but warmer than Anderson Valley, while at night the highlands are cooler than the surrounding areas.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.159 Yorkville Highlands." Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Yorkville Highlands (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 21, 2008.

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