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Mendocino-Lake Region



Mendocino and Lake Zinfandel
This is considered to be California’s wine growing frontier, filled with the homesteads of many family wineries. Mendocino County’s southern border is north of San Francisco, immediately north of Sonoma County. Lake County is located southeast of Mendocino County. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and covered in great part by the rugged Coastal Range, this is a warmer growing region than its northerly location would suggest. The warmth is due to the mountain ranges that shelter interior valleys from the cool ocean breezes.

Zinfandels from Mendocino and Lake Counties are richly colored and are notable for their distinct raspberry-cherry character. These wines have a rather juicy feel in the mouth. Commonly noted aromas include rose petal, vanilla, forest floor, mulled spice, and chocolate, with flavors of berries, black cherry, baking spice, plum, dark chocolate, and black pepper.

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ZAP Members in this Region
Cougar's Leap Winery
Edmeades Winery
McNab Ridge Winery
Shannon Ridge
Steele Wines
 
 
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