The Appellation Defining Wines of the Monterey Region
A look at the whys and wherefores of the Best-of-Appellation™ Wines.
by Clark Smith
September 17, 2008
t one level of conversation it is useful to talk about “Monterey” as a winegrowing region, just as, for example, we speak of “Bordeaux”. But to truly understand the many layers of virtue to be found in “Monterey” wines, it is necessary to map the diversity of the wines, which is inherent in the complex patchwork of terroirs and wine producing cultures spread across the county.