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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • DVogler,It's prolly cheap since it would be difficult to build on it.  ... ... CA (just south of Big Sur), land is relatively cheap because you are not allowed to build without water, and the wait for water meter on a newly purchased piece of land was 20-30 years last I checked!  Which means there are a lot of vacant lots sitting there.....I k... Read More

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  • Dmcker,I think it is very difficult to develop any "private" land in Big sur due to the land trust and Ca Coastal commission.  While these agencies are providing protection from large developments and other entities that might harm the coastline, many believe they have gone waaayyy overboard.  As far as grapes go, you would have to pull out the ... Read More

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  • NG, was hoping to see you (and Fox) here in this discussion! Coastal ... ... level than up towards Big Sur where pop pressure is less and water availability generally greater. Plus 'water meter' is merely a symbolic name masking other intents in traditional Santa Barbara politics. One interesting exercise is to look at the population growth in... Read More

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  • The photos are all from three separate plots of private land that I looked ... ... On the individuals front Big Sur has historically had Sonoma beat hands down. The environs certainly look able to support some very interesting vines under far superior circumstances to, say, Paso Robles. So, why not?There is this event, of course, but the wine ... Read More

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  • I once, a few years back, almost pulled the trigger on a real estate purchase ... hills back behind the Big Sur coastline. Was reminiscing on that today, and wondered why I never hear about wine from that area. Is it because I'm so far away and out of touch and there actually are barrels and barrels of wine being made there, or because the cul... Read More

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  • Al, we all know LA is a hellhole, even if there are pockets of paradise around ... PCH all the way up thru Big Sur and San Fran and Marin to Eureka and Crescent City almost entirely on the coast, then the Oregon coast to Astoria, over to Portland then all the way east to Walla Walla via Pendleton, then up the Idaho border to Spokane. Did that ... Read More

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  • "*I say mercifully because I am thrilled to live in a state which has a ... geography, microclimates, surfbreaks, newspaper staffing and so many other things. I stand by my statement and the need to make it. Fox is entirely right that anyone I know, too, who's ever used the term 'central CA' was usually talking about the Central Valley. I can ... Read More

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  • It got better or worse depending on how you look at it. Fun time though. ... ... Sojourn CS Howell Mountain - Surprise showing of the night? In a sweet spot, great nose, crunchy fruit.'11 Myriad CS Beckstoffer Dr Crane - Always a winner, great depth, spice, infanticide.'12 Paix Sur Terre Mourvèdre - This was over the top for me kinda like the ... Read More

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  • I know it is, that's why I said 'more' in the 2nd paragraph. ... ... ... actually drinks for pleasure.Well, those in the know certainly drink it for pleasure. If you enjoy vibrant dry white wines with subtle but undeniable texture, pure but gently expressed orchard and citrus fruits, and an array of mineral and savoury sensations depending on... Read More

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  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the ... ... mostly granites, to the surface. It formed what is called the Massif Armori­­cain, which underlies Brittany, Normandy, and the lower Loire Valley. A later period of enormous pressures and uplifts left folds of metamorphic schists and gneiss with veins of the ... Read More

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