Monterey Wine

 

Monterey is an AVA within the Monterey County region, in the Central Coast of California. It runs between Monterey Bay in the north and extends as far as San Luis Obispo AVA to the south. Most of the Salinas Valley lies within it, providing a natural channel for the Bay fog and winds which lengthen the growing season and control acid balance in the grapes. 
 
The vastness of the region lends itself to somewhat diverse growing conditions. Coastal areas are suited to cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurtztraminer while warmer sections tend toward Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. 
 
Monterey is further subdivided into the following regions:
Arroyo Seco
Carmel Valley
Hames Valley
San Antionio Valley - Monterey
San Bernabe
San Lucas
Santa Lucia Highlands
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • Maverick Wine Group, Llc

    Maverick Wine Group LLC is based in Santa Maria, California. Our Truffle Wine Brand capitalizes...

  • Estancia Estates

    Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking fa...

  • Lockwood Vineyard

    First released in 1989, Lockwood Vineyard was developed under the belief that world class estate ...

  • Cima Collina

    Cima Collina produces artisan wines from small Monterey vineyards. The idea of an “artisan wine” ...

  • Praxis Cellars

    Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes...

  • Mountain View Vintners

    In 1978, San Francisco entrepreneur Kevin Shannon founded Mountain View as one of California's fi...

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  • Hahn Meritage 2009

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    Wine review by Mark Ap02


  • Mark, re: dining in Paso, we ate downtown twice, once at a high end Mexican ... ... highly recommend both.In Monterey, we had an awesome lunch at Rocky Point Restaurant, sat outside with a spectacular view.  Had a nice dinner at PassionFish, excellent seafood and an extensive wine menu where the markups are really reasonable.  Had a nice North... Read More

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  • DM, what would you like to know?We've been to Paso many times over the last ... of Napa cabs tend to be.In Monterey we didn't make it out into wine country as there must have been at least two dozen tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea, plus it would have been an hours drive each wa Read More

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  • Just got back from a wine-centric trip to Paso Robles and Monterey County.  We've been to Paso a number of times and belong to two wine clubs - Tablas Creek and Adelaida.  This was our first visit to Carmel/Pacific Grove to check out what they have to offer.I made a few appointments and we dropped in to quite a few more tasting rooms.In Paso, Ta... Read More

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  • Been almost 4 months but I finally cracked.Limerick Lane1 - 2015 RRV Zinfandel4 ... ... Rodnick Farm, Chalone, Monterey2 - 2017 Pinot Gris, Rorick Heritage Vineyard, Calaveras2 - 2017 Valdiguie Rosé, North Coast Mendocino2 - 2017 Gamay Noir, Barsotti Vineyard, El DoradoDesire Lines Wine Co.1 - 2015 Griffin’s Lair Syrah Petaluma Gap4 - Cole Ran... Read More

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  • Hahn Estate Slh Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2015

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    Cool and crisp floral peach and white grape aromas with tea leaf and vanilla spice. Juicy and full bodied on the palate with a creamy texture and fruit notes of green apple, lemon and pear with a zesty finish. Read More

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  • Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2015

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    Cool, clean green melon and green apple aromas with white blossom and peach notes and a touch of honeyed cream. Tart and focused on entry with a creamy palate of vanilla tangerine and green apple notes, a touch of pear, dried apricot and a generous oak spice on the finish.89 pts Read More

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  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Aged In Bourbon Barrels 2016

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    Wine review by Packard5625


  • Jack, that bottle sounds excellent, I really need to explore Bordeaux a lot ... heading to Paso Robles and Monterey in a couple weeks with our good friends/drinking buddies so we had a bit of a planning session last night. Cooked up some Marcella's pork chops braised in two wines and opened this big '09 Paso cab blend from Denner Vineyards.  W... Read More

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  • I would buy it again. I like La Crema Monterey at that price point but the Schug would be a better food wine. Read More

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