(2013 Vintage) The Monterey Pinot Noir shows a bright, ruby red color with excellent clarity. On the nose we find beautiful aromas of red cherries, pomegranate and boysenberries. On the palate, the refreshing flavors of bright red berry fruits accented by subtle spicy notes fill the mouth and linger on a crisp finish. We feel this wine is an excellent match with a wide variety of dishes.
Bernardus cares for their Monterey Pinot Noir a bit differently than our other Pinots in order to produce a wine that accentuates its fresh, fruity qualities. We divide these grapes into several fermentation tanks and ferment at cooler temperatures which helps protect their inherent fruity esters. We then age the wines in older, neutral French oak tanks and barrels so the resulting wine truly speaks uniquely of its vineyard origins.