non-Napa wine regions

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non-Napa wine regions

#1 Post by J O S H L O N G » August 21st, 2019, 10:19 am

I've done Napa about 6 times the last decade (mostly during harvest) and am looking to switch it up this year in early November. Plan is to fly into San Jose and stay in the Monterey area for a couple of days and then drive south towards the wine country for another couple of days before leaving out of LA.

I've never been to these areas for wine so was curious if any of you preferred one over the other. 1) Paso Robles 2)San Luis Obispo 3) Santa Barbara

I mostly drink bold reds.

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#2 Post by Adam Frisch » August 22nd, 2019, 7:43 pm

Paso.
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#3 Post by Paul Luckin » August 22nd, 2019, 8:09 pm

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#4 Post by Howard Cooper » August 26th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Santa Cruz area? Ridge, Mt. Eden, etc.?
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#5 Post by Joe Dulworth » August 26th, 2019, 2:19 pm

Bold reds on that line of travel? Paso. Hands down.
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#7 Post by PeterJ » September 2nd, 2019, 10:46 am

If you get to Paso don’t miss Tin City.

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#8 Post by Marcus Montanile » September 5th, 2019, 3:25 pm

In Paso, I've really enjoyed Tablas Creek and Dilecta. Also, Mcprice Myers makes pretty big bold Rhone blends and syrahs.

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