Caneros AVA

Los Carneros

AVA in 1983

San Pablo Bay creates giant funnel for cool air, fog and plenty of sun but never gets too hot in Caneros AVA.

Topography

Elevation      High           Average      Low

                       868.98 ft.    134.49 ft.      6.36 ft.

Temperature & Rainfall

Average

Hi °F           Med °F     Low °F      Rain in.

 78.3           64             49.8          4.16

Grapes ripen slowly and evenly.

50% Chardonnay; 30% Pinot Noir

Ideal for sparkling wines

Much research has been done in Carneros in the study of Clones and Terrior

Finding true characteristics of particular grapes in a region has been a difficult task, because in California there are so many factors in the techniques of winemaking that alter the flavor profiles

After much research; Carneros seems to develop certain flavor profiles

Chardonnay: Citrus, Muscat, Apple-pear flavors

Pinot Noir: Fresh berries, cherries, berry jam & spice; tend to be more burgundian

Soils are volcanic and river gravels

  Wineries

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