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Santa Cruz Mountains Wine California

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A rugged and topographically diverse cool-climate appellation with a rich history, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA stretches from Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco, to the northern border of Monterey County. Elevations range from 800 feet to upwards of 3,000 and microclimates vary substantially depending on which side of the mountains the vineyards lie; cool ocean winds and fog play an important role here. This can be a challenging region in which to grow grapes, but it is well worth the effort. Santa Cruz Mountains wines are noted for balanced acidity levels, often showing great aging potential. Wine has been made here since the 1800s, most notably from the legendary Ridge Vineyards, whose Monte Bello vineyard garners international admiration.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the stars of this region, while Merlot and Zinfandel also perform quite well. Organic and sustainable vineyard practices are becoming increasingly common.

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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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  • Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2003
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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  • Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
    Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2003
    Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • Ridge Monte Bello (3 Liter Bottle) 2003 Front Label
      Ridge Monte Bello (3 Liter Bottle) 2003
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Front Label
      Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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      • Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Lexington Meritage 2003  Front Label
        Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Lexington Meritage 2003
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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        • David Bruce Estate Pinot Noir 2003  Front Label
          David Bruce Estate Pinot Noir 2003
          Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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          • Bargetto La Vita 2003 Front Label
            Bargetto La Vita 2003
            Other Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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            • Byington Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Front Label
              Byington Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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              • Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards Finley Vineyard Syrah 2003 Front Label
                Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards Finley Vineyard Syrah 2003
                Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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                • Big Basin Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2003 Front Label
                  Big Basin Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2003
                  Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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                  • Bargetto Reserve Merlot 2003 Front Label
                    Bargetto Reserve Merlot 2003
                    Merlot from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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