Pinot Noir grapes are harvested at the peak of ripeness and brought to the winery during early morning hours. The grapes are hand sorted and gently destemmed into small open top fermenters. Fermentation takes place for 7-14 days with three punch downs per day. It’s then pressed off, drained down and settled into |40% new French Oak barrels for aging.
Appellation notes: Monterey County has a cool, maritime climate with morning fog and cool breezes that moderate the daytime temperatures. This climate is ideal for growing grapes that produce balanced, flavorful wines.
Flavor profile: Beatiful red jewel tones. Aromas of red raspberry, cherry, cola and spice notes. Flavors of sweet red fruit, with hints of cinnamon spice and sweet vanilla.
Food pairing: Chicken, Mushrooms, Pesto, Pasta, Salmon, Pizza
- Aging: French Oak Barrel
- 12 Months
- Alc. by Vol: 14.5%
- PH: 3.60
- TA: 6.0 g/L