Santa Cruz Mountain Bordeaux Varieties: The Real Deal
Other wine regions of California might get more attention but now's the time to take a look at this overlooked jewel, producing some of the best wines in California.
by Clark Smith
January 12, 2009
wasn’t expecting a hat trick. In this our third leg of Santa Cruz Mountain evaluations, and as blown away as I was with the Burgundian varietals in the first two tastings - the concentration and wildness of the Chardonnays, to say nothing of the power, depth and epic expressiveness of their Pinot Noirs - I approached the prospect of a survey of Santa Cruz Mountain Bordeaux varietals with equal parts curiosity and trepidation.