Arnot-Roberts North Coast Syrah 2012
About the Region
Encompassing portions of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Marin, and Solano counties, north of San Francisco, this massive region includes such famous viticultural areas as Alexander Valley, Anderson Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Los Carneros, Mendocino, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, Oakville, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, Spring Mountain District, and Stags Leap District, among many others. ("North Coast" appears as a designation, however, only on bottles that don't qualify for more specific appellations.) Virtually every type of soil and climate combination in Northern California may be found within its confines. It would be easier to name grape varieties that aren't planted in the region's 45,000 acres of vines than those that are.