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DATE: 2/7/2014

Sta. Rita Hills: Top Choices from One of California's Greatest Sites

 
BY: RICHARD JENNINGS
As Wes explains, this special microclimate began forming 20 million years ago when tectonic plate movements pushed mountains up from the ocean here in a north-south orientation. Over a period of 12 million years, the mountains gradually broke from the plate and shifted east to west. Wes calls the area "the most erosive, geologically unstable part of California."...[MORE]
Master Sommelier Mike Bonaccorsi has created wines of superb balance and harmony in the first vintages of his career. I always thought that a winemaker with a great store of tasting experience would have an advantage over a purely technically trained enologist. Bonaccorsi is proof of this, and he surely must be proud of his work.