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Mendocino County

Northernmost wine-growing area in California in the North Coast region, which is directly adjacent to Sonoma County. It is divided into the AVA areas of Anderson Valley, Cole Ranch, Dos Rios, McDowell Valley, Mendocino (a comprehensive AVA), Mendocino Ridge, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley and Yorkville Highlands. In general, there are relatively mild winters and not too hot summers. However, in detail there is a wide range between the cool and rainy Anderson Valley on the coast (climate zone I) and the warm McDowell Valley in the interior of the country (climate zone III). The area is flown through by the two rivers Russian River and Navarro. The soils consist of deep alluvial soils of various types in the river plains, gravelly loamy soils in the area of the Russian River and gravelly dumps on the surrounding hills

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