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during its Sunset Music Series. He let me in on a few big changes coming to their tasting room and a new varietal being added to the estate’s portfolio. Jason invited me to try some of his winery’s full-bodied reds. The 2006 Monte Bello Road Cabernet Sauvignon stood out in particular for its profile, which was reminiscent of an old world Bordeaux, yet with a distinct California style. The evening was a success, bringing winemakers and aficionados together to celebrate the spectacular wine of the Santa Clara Valley AVA. The wines showcased at t his event are clear examples of SCV as an exciting oenophile destination. Along with a number of other attendees, I left the event impressed and quite ticketless. The sun was setting as I exited the center and I found myself reflecting on our valley; its rolling hillsides, the eclectic vineyards, and the larger-than-life personalities that bring it all to life. Those little paragraphs in the reference books don’t do justice to our region. One doesn’t need to drive hours to Sonoma or to Paso Robles. Wine country is right her, at home. m organ h ill THRIFT SHOP 381-B First Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 Phone: 408.842.1434 Hours: 10am to 8pm TUE-SAT OneToAnotherThrift@gmail.com | onetoanotherthrift.com Proud to be your recycling and garbage service provider 1351 Pacheco Pass Hwy Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 842-3358 Remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Proudly Employee Owned www.RecologySouthValley.com tasting room & gift shop garden patio RSV_Ad_3-2015.indd 1 c ellars e s t a b l i s h e d GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY! 1 9 1 3 Tuesday - sunday 10am - 5pm 408-779-7389 Come visit our tasting room and browse our lovely gift shop While sipping our delicious wines 1645 San Pedro Avenue, Morgan Hill, California www.morganhillcellars.com 48 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JULY / AUGUST 2015 gmhtoday.com 3/27/2015 2:52:02 PM