Our Monterey Pinot Noir grapes are from the Griva vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation.
Our 2011 Monterey Pinot Noir shows a bright, ruby red color with excellent clarity. In the nose we find beautiful aromas of ripe, red cherries and boysenberries. On the palate, flavors of bright ripe fruits along with subtle spicy notes fill the mouth and linger on a long, crisp finish. We feel this wine is an excellent match with a wide variety of dishes.
At Bernardus, all our Pinot Noir grapes are hand picked block by block according to ripeness levels, hand sorted and fermented in small batches using specially selected yeasts. Each fermenter is pumped over twice daily in order to maximize extraction of flavor and structure.
Harvest dates: September 21st, October 3rd and October 12th, 2011.
Cooperage: Sirugue, Billon, Cadus, Damy and Trust.
Bottled: August, 2012
Production: 1727 cases
Retail Price: $24.00