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.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!
Passionate about wine? WineSpectator.com seeks a highly motivated digital journalist for an assistant editor position in its New York editorial department.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash