Our ever diligent Regional Editor, Laura Ness, embarks on a tasting expedition of the Mountains, and encounters a wealth of fascinating vinous specimens
Santa Cruz Mountains (AVA)
Santa Cruz Mountains: there’s a lot going on in them hills
A recent trade tasting reveals that from Pinot to Mataro, sparkling to distilled, the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation has something for just about everyone.
May 5, 2006
There’s a lot shaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains
these days. This was evident at a trade tasting held in Palo Alto early last month. Although the sheer volume of Pinots could have kept fans busy swirling and sniffing for hours, the event showcased a diverse range of wines from brand new and venerated wineries alike, helping to attract a diehard cadre of trade buyers. The event was a welcome relief from the persistent showers and accompanying misery that has relentlessly plagued much of California for what seems like months.