When I first came to the greater North Coast I thought I was going to pick out just Russian River, or just Alexander Valley. I was wrong. Producers here want the best fruit and they will go across AVA lines to get it. This was blessing unknown at the time...I soon found out I could just find premium winemakers and taste all the best wines in just a few places through the vintages. Known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, don't let those popular varieties fool you. There are some other just amazingly done wines coming out of the area that you will soon see for yourself.