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:
San Antionio Valley - Monterey
Santa Lucia Highlands
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Wrath Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Boekenoogen Vineyard (2012)Reviewed
Château Lamothe Bergeron Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc (2003)Wishlisted
Tobin James Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Notorious (2006)Wishlisted
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Baileys Glenrowan Cabernet Hermitage Australia (1979)Commented
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Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast (2013)Rated
Cedar Brook Pinot Noir (2011)Listed
Dona Sol Merlot (2013)Listed