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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • San Saba Vineyards

    San Saba is now Wrath Wines. The Thomas family bought San Saba Vineyards in late 2007 and has set...

  • Praxis Cellars

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

  • CRU

    CRU Winery- California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. “CRU” is a French term that identifies and c...

  • Cima Collina

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

  • Cobblestone

    From his humble beginnings on a Michigan farm, Saul Levine became an FM radio pioneer in 1959 lau...

  • Talbott Vineyards

    Founded by the Talbott family a quarter century ago, Talbott Vineyards is dedicated to producing ...

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  • Mirassou Moscato 2014

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    Juicy melon, tangerine and sweet tea aromas on the nose are quite inviting. In the mouth this is light, fresh tasting and fairly mild, and carries notes of orange and sweet tea, with some light effervescence and a hint of grapefruit. Bordering on off-dry, this definitely will please those with a sweet tooth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Mythmaker Monterey County Pinot Noir Rose 2014

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    A Tasting Room Quarterly Selection; Pale Orange Red in the Glass. Opens with Prune & Cherry, then Honey, Cinnamon and Clove; These 3 carry over to the palate. Very light, with a medium long finish of Cherry, Candy, and baking Spice. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Wrath Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Boekenoogen Vineyard 2012

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    GREAT WINE FOR THANKSGIVINGCan't wait to enjoy with the family Read More

    Wine review by Dickie wines


  • Hess Select Chardonnay 2014

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    My go to everyday Chardonnay. Can't go wrong for the price point! Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands las Alturas Vyd 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by yarnanimal


  • Miner Pinot Noir Gary's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey 2012

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    Medium light aromas are lightly floral with rose petal aromas and ripe red cherry. Full and rich mouthfeel with candied cherry and ripe red currant notes, hints of lavender, vanilla and sweet cinnamon spice. A well balanced, delicious and refreshing wine with loads of flavor and spice.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Dick Graff's plane-crash death in the latter '90s and lesser successors ... alone in the Pinnacles, down Monterey way). Certainly the terroir and plants haven't lost their potential, but perhaps Treasury isn't interested in relatively light rebuilding work but only in supposedly sure, easy-marketing labels, even though they've historically been... Read More

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  • Mirassou Pinot Noir Monterey County 2013

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    Final of the 'Reds' Flight. Found it thin and may have spoiled. Did improve some in the glass. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Lustra Monterey County Pinot Blanc 2013

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    A Tasting Room quarterly selection that I just got around to tasting. I cannot remember having a Pinot Blanc before, so have nothing to compare this one to. It felt like a Riesling to me, a bit sweet (too sweet really) and a hint of effervescence. Straw and gold yellow in the glass. Opens with Peach, Strawberry, and Cotton candy. Moves to Melon,... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon California Napa Guffy Dave 2007

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    Wine review by smuratore


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