On the northern edge of the San Francisco Bay, the Carneros regiongently rises from wetlands and salty marshes. The soft green hills arethe stuff of mystical dreams. Carneros is a truly exceptionalwine growing appellation. This is the coolest region of Sonoma Countybecause of the proximity to the Bay, and Carneros grapes ripen fullywithout long periods of intense daily sun. Carneros is one of the fewregions that bring Chardonnay and finicky Pinot Noir to propermaturity. Merlot is a new addition to the Carneros region. It is justwarm enough to mature the merlot grapes in such a way that the wine issoft and surprising.
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