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California Bordeaux  Part 1: the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Clara Valley

California Bordeaux Part 1: the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Clara Valley

The vintners of California have embraced the grape varieties of Bordeaux planting acres and acres of vineyards. Given their popularity amongst the wine drinking...

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Up in the Mountains but Under the Radar

Up in the Mountains but Under the Radar

The Santa Cruz Mountains, running along California’s central coast, have a long history with wine. Back in the 1870′s a man named John Jarvis came to...

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Preserving a Sense of Place with Pinot Noir

Preserving a Sense of Place with Pinot Noir

 Place and wine are quite intimately connected. The plot of land where the grapes are grown has a great part to play in the ultimate expression of the resulting...

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The Call of Summit Sirens

The Call of Summit Sirens

 Since my very first visit, I’ve felt like there was something magical about the Santa Cruz Mountains. The magic’s not literal, of course; there’s...

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Scott Sisemore: Stay-at-home Dad, Winemaker Extraordinaire

Scott Sisemore: Stay-at-home Dad, Winemaker Extraordinaire

Scott Sisemore isn’t your typical winemaker. In 2006, after 17 years of working in the industry for well know wineries like Ravenswood and Rosenblum Cellars,...

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Flight #3: Santa Cruz Mountains & Santa Ynez Valley

Flight #3: Santa Cruz Mountains & Santa Ynez Valley

For this flight, our tasting panel, as well as our invited guests, were split on favorite bottles. The quality was so consistent that unlike the previous flights,...

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Gatos Locos 2006 Syrah / Santa Cruz Mountains

Gatos Locos 2006 Syrah / Santa Cruz Mountains

Gatos Locos has its roots in the family garage. Like many great companies and brands that began with such humble beginnings and came to fruition as a commercial...

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Gatos Locos 2006 Syrah / Clements Hills

Gatos Locos 2006 Syrah / Clements Hills

Mick and Jeannette McQueen farm the Clements Hills region, a sub-AVA located in the larger Lodi AVA. This 42 acre vineyard is 150 feet above sea level and is planted...

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Burrell School 2006 “Spring Break” Syrah / Santa Cruz Mountains

Burrell School 2006 “Spring Break” Syrah / Santa Cruz Mountains

Burrell School’s origins date back to 1854 when Lyman J. Burrell settled the rough wilderness that is now home to our winery and Estate vines. Carrying on...

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Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries: A World Apart

Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries: A World Apart

It is not hard to get lost in the mystic of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Giant redwood trees from a different age tower over the road, which is often two and sometimes...

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