California's New Frontier
The Central Coast breaks the winemaking mold while offering big vistas and small-town charms
Say "Central Coast" to most Californians and you'll probably get a quizzical expression in return, with some head-scratching to boot. But mention the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the old mission trail known today as Highway 101, and you should notice a warm look of recognition that reflects Californians' love for the open road.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 15, 2006.