Why Aren’t More California Winemakers Doing Italian Varietals?

Originally posted on Central Coast Wine Writer:
Recently I’ve been intrigued by varietals outside of the major grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Those grapes make some damn fine wines, but after a time, your palate desires something more adventurous. Enter Italian varietals.  They are perfect for such a craving–there are thousands to choose from–Dolcetto,…