Spanning 27 American Viticultural Areas between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, California's Central Coast is a large piece of prime viticultural real estate. Established as a viticultural region in 1985, there are now around 100,000 acres planted to wine grapes.
Program co-Directors Warren Schutz and Steve Billingsley shared time at the podium presenting an informative and visually appealing program on the wines being tasted. The slides of gentle rolling hills and neat vineyard rows were stunning.
Wines tasted were:
--Chardonnay, Sean Minor 4B, Central Coast --Chardonnay, Old Cannery Row, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey --Pinot Noir, Montoya, Monterey --Full Boar Red, Eberle, Paso Robles (Cab Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Tempranillo) --Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvester, Paso Robles --Zinfandel, Sextant, "Wheelhouse", Paso Robles