Just when vintners had given up on Monterey, Gary Pisoni proved it could produce powerful Pinot Noir
Issue: June 15, 2006
Monterey County is proof that every wine region deserves a second chance. Back in the 1960s, big wine producers like Paul Masson, Wente and Mirassou began planting grapes on a large scale here, convinced they had discovered a cooler version of the San Joaquin Valley in the sandy soils of Monterey's Salinas Valley floor.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 15, 2006.