Redwood Valley
Redwood Valley, is one of the ten AVAs of Mendocino County in northern California. Situated in eastern central Mendocino, the climate is rather cool, given its distance from the Pacific; a gap in the coastal ridge allows Pacific breezes to pass through to this area. Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Syrah benefit from these conditions and are among this valley's finest wines. The best whites include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris (Grigio) and Chenin Blanc; in general, these wines have very good acidity, and excellent varietal purity. (Wine/Appellations)