: Northern Sonoma AVA

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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This oddity of an AVA encompasses all of Sonoma that drains into the Pacific, which is to say all but Sonoma Valley and some of the Petaluma river watershed; it was proposed and is mainly used by E. & J. gallo, but has proven useful to a few others with scattered vineyards.