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California Pinot Noir Terroir

September 11, 2013

Pinot Noir is known for transmitting the unique qualities of the site in which it's grown. California has a diverse range of cool-climate terroirs perfect for Pinot, producing wines that range from dark and rich to light and elegant. (Find out which regions fared best in California's challenging 2011 vintage in our annual tasting report, in the Oct. 15 issue, and learn more about California's Pinot appellations in this video with producer Dan Kosta.)

In California, which region is your favorite for Pinot Noir?



Monterey (Santa Lucia Highlands)

Santa Barbara (Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Sta. Rita Hills)




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