91 points -Wine Enthusiast
Voted "BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC" in Monterey County by Carmel Pine Cone readers
Our 2018 Griva Sauvignon Blanc exhibits beautiful aromas of tropical fruits with gooseberry and subtle hints of grass. The flavors are remarkably rich in texture with a very fruit-forward expression. This is one of our most appealing Griva Sauvignon Blancs yet!
Our 2017 Cabernet exudes spicy aromas of red berry and cranberry. The palate beautifully reflects the aromas showing juicy red fruit flavors with a subtle, refreshing acidity. Our Cabernet has been aged for six months in 28-year-old neutral French oak tanks in order to allow the fruit flavors of these grapes to shine through without any oak barrel influence.
We hope you will enjoy this wonderful wine as much as we do!
Voted "BEST CHARDONNAY" in Monterey County by Carmel Pine Cone readers
Our 2017 Monterey Chardonnay is an outstanding example of Chardonnay from Monterey County. The aromas exhibit scents of peach and lychee accented by caramel and toasty oak notes. The palate is very rich and highly focused with vibrant tropical fruit and citrus flavors supported by a crisp acidity.
Rosés have gone from being the black sheep of the wine world to the newest trend! We at Bernardus have been making small batches of dry Rosé for well over a decade and are pleased to see people are now embracing it with gusto! Our Rosé is made in a style reminiscent of those found in the Provence region of France. The color is a light, very pale salmon. The aromas are classic with delicate scents of red berries and rose pedal. The refreshing palate is redolent with flavors of raspberry and cherry which linger on the finish. Our Bernardus Rosé is a perfect summer quaffer, as the alcohol is a low 12.6%. Enjoy!
The aromas exhibit scents of black cherries with hints of spice. The flavors are crisp and intense. They range from black cherries to boysenberries and plum skin. The cool climate of the Highlands adds a note of refreshing acidity to the overall profile making this a delicious Pinot to be enjoyed in its youth or aged for several years for a more mature wine experience.
The palate exhibits highly-focused red fruit flavors with hints of cassis and spice, supported by a beautifully balanced acidity on the long, well-structured finish. Our 2013 Signature Marinus demonstrates the superb quality of the Marinus Vineyard, with the fully ripe fruit flavors of California matched with the excellent ageing potential of the finest wines of Bordeaux.
As you pour the wine, you will notice its rich viscosity promising a rewarding tasting experience. The aromas are concentrated and complex with scents of oragne blossom, honeysuckle and dried apricot. The flavors fill the mouth in a hedonistic explosion of ripe tropical fruits and candied orange peel which linger beautifully on the palate. Typical of all great dessert wines, our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc shows the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.