7 Vibrant California Pinots and Chardonnays

New reviews of whites and reds from Sonoma, Monterey and beyond
7 Vibrant California Pinots and Chardonnays
Courtesy of Sojourn Cellars Rodgers Creek Vineyard, from which Sojourn makes a single-vineyard Pinot Noir, sits at 300 feet above sea level between Sonoma and Petaluma.
Mar 4, 2019

California's prime Chardonnay and Pinot Noir winegrowing territory is located along the coast, where the chilly waters of the Pacific Ocean generate breezes and fog that push inland, creating cool growing conditions that lend vibrancy to the wines. Today's selection of widely available wines is representative of the different styles you can find, with some solid values to boot, from Sonoma, Monterey and beyond. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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