||Ranges from classic coastal flavors that are fruit-forward, crisp apple to a tropical, melon style.
||Ranges from crisp gooseberry, citrus and cut green grass flavors to fruity, apple, melon.
||Dry to sweet, standard to late harvest. Great tasting room wine or floral addition to white blends.
||Floral, grapefruit, and honeysuckle flavors.
||Range of clones (Pommard, 23, 2A, 115, 667, 777, and others). Flavors of cherry and berry to earthy and herbal.
||Red & black fruit, plum, full-bodied, rich deep color and supple tannins.
||Fruit forward, jammy, with white pepper, leather notes. Dark color, stand-alone wine or great blender for many reds.
||Red currant and ripe black fruit. Earthy and true to varietal characteristics.
||Inky, full-bodied, rich wine with blackberry notes. Deep color and texture for pumping up Pinot Noir and Syrah blends or as a standalone wine.
||Full body, firm, violet flavors. Great blender for Bordeaux varieties.
Soledad / Greenfield Region
Typified by moderate weather conditions and cool afternoon winds. Evening coastal fogs in
spring and summer often linger until mid-morning the following day. This natural cooling
effect slows photosynthesis and causes a unique lengthening of the growing season.
Wines exhibit varietal intensity, with vivid aromas and fruit.
San Lucas Region
Warm days followed by cool winds in the late afternoon present excellent climatic conditions
for growing top quality grapes. The gentle slopes are well-drained and water permeability is
moderate. San Lucas is probably the most consistent and versatile AVA of Monterey County.
Hames Valley Region
Similar daytime highs to the Paso Robles growing region but temperatures drop dramatically
when the sun goes down. Long, warm days make this an ideal area for sun-loving reds, while
the extreme day-to-night temperature differential helps to preserve the balance of the fruit
and maintain acidity, resulting in full-bodied, intense wines.