Try California's distinctive version of Burgundy's red wine grape -- for a fraction of Burgundy's prices
Posted: August 30, 2002
Quality Pinot Noir from California has become more common in the last 10 to 15 years as winemakers moved production into cooler parts of the state. Because of their coastal climates and extended growing seasons, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and Santa Barbara County, particularly the Santa Maria Valley, are California's premier regions for Pinot Noir.
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