Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world, and in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Santa Cruz Mountains is, as its name suggests, a mountainous AVA that sits between Monterey Bay and San Francisco. The rugged terroir in the mountains can be extremely trying for vignerons, but those who persevere are rewarded with some of California's most celebrated wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon.
The AVA covers a huge tract of land in the Santa Cruz Mountain range, spilling into San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in the north and east respectively. Given the inhospitable nature of the land, vineyards cover only a small percentage of the AVA, and are mostly planted at higher ... more
The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to general ... more
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|Black Ridge Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz County|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, California|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Vintner's Reserve Merlot, California|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, California|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Vintner's Reserve Shiraz, California|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Vintner's Reserve Zinfandel, California|
|Black Ridge Vineyards San Andreas Red, Santa Cruz Mountains|
|Black Ridge Vineyards Viognier, Santa Cruz County|
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