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Santa Cruz Mountains

A rugged and topographically diverse cool-climate appellation with a rich history ...

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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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    Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2012
    Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Thomas Fogarty Damiana Vineyard Estate Chardonnay 2012
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    Mount Eden Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2012
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      Domaine Eden Chardonnay 2012
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      Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012
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      Martin Ray Santa Cruz Reserve Chardonnay 2012
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      Thomas Fogarty Blanc de Blanc 2012
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        Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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        Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2012
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        Ceritas Pinnacle Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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          Sarah's Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012
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            Ceritas Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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              Rhys Vineyards Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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              Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5L Magnum) 2012
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              Lioco La Marisma Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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                Bargetto Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012
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                  Varner Amphitheater Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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                    Stefania Wine Chaine dOr Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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                      Arnot-Roberts Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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                        Bruzzone Family Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2012
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                          Cinnabar Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012
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                            Ghostwriter Chardonnay 2012
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                              Silver Mountain Santa Cruz Chardonnay 2012
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                                Varner Home Block Spring Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
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                                  Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay 2012
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