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Sip the Central Coast

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Margins Skin-fermented Chenin Blanc 2020 ($26)

Book a tasting with Santa Cruz’s Megan Bell to experience the honeyed, Meyer lemon panache of this refreshing white.

Lepe Cellars Zinfandel 2019 ($30)

Mexican American winemaker Miguel Lepe has a new tasting room in Carmel, where you can find this cherry-rich yet mineral-driven red.

Lady of the Sunshine Coquelicot Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($28)

Hit the San Luis Obispo tasting room to score this racy, briny, lime-zesty white. “I call it my margarita wine,” says producer Gina Giugni (above).

Scar of the Sea Vino de Los Ranchos Pinot Noir 2019 ($28)

Gina also makes wine with her husband, Mikey, under this label. The pinot bursts with red currants, mushrooms and smoke.

Stirm Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling 2018 ($28)

Made from grapes grown on dry-farmed bush vines, this white has a heady tropical nose, weighty body and snappy acidity.

Kitá Wines Šuqštay 2016 ($75)

Lompoc’s Tara Gomez makes this unusual sparkling roussanne, a nutty, creamy wine with a finish reflecting its name, which means “it’s bright” in the language of her tribe of Chumash Indians.

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Lots of young, innovative, earth-friendly vintners are making a delicious go of it on the Central Coast.

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