Jeb Dunnuck's Guide to the Best of 2015
The Best of Santa Cruz Mountains
"This was a new region for me, although I'd visited numerous times in the past. The shocking thing about the Santa Cruz Mountains is how remote it feels, all while being within sight (from the right hill top) of the booming metropolis that is San Francisco. This region truly is the wild, wild west of California and given the tight scheduling of visit and the crazy curvy roads of the region, I beat the hell out of my rental car. There's number of noteworthy producers from this region but Rhys, Ridge and Varner are all at the top."
2013 Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside Vineyard
2013 Ridge Montebello
2013 Varner Chardonnay Home Block Spring Ridge Vineyard
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