Bernardus Winery

2014 Monterey County Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Monterey County

Offer Expired:Dec 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Dreaming Of A Noir Christmas

A Pinot Noir that is both intriguing and classic can be hard to find, but our Agents have done it again, bringing in a Monterey County Pinot at just $20! This offering from Bernardus Winery is an exceptional value: Everyone sitting around the table for the holiday feast will be blown away!

Lighter red in color, as is common with Pinot Noir, with a striking jewel-like clarity. Nose of a cool climate Pinot with stonefruit such as plum and quince. Raspberry red fruit is there as well a mint note like you’d find in a mojito. Nice cinnamon spice and classic meatiness of Pinot Noir is found too. Blackberries on the palate overwhelm the red fruit notes. Sugared plum, dates, fig, rhubarb all are reminiscent of fruity holiday treats. The tannins are a bit chewy and the mouthfeel is very pronounced in the very center of the palate, towards the front, but not the tip of the tongue. It expands outward slowly towards the sides of the palate for the finish. As versatile a Pinot as ever, this wine would be enjoyed with the main course a holiday Christmas dinner, or simply as a highly enjoyable glass of wine to set the mood when guests arrive.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Lighter red in color, as is common with Pinot Noir, with a striking jewel-like clarity.

Smell:

Stonefruit, plum, quince, raspberry, red fruit, mint mojito, cinnamon, meatiness.

Taste:

Blackberries, sugared plum, dates, fig, rhubarb.

Finish:

The tannins are a bit chewy and the mouthfeel is very pronounced in the very center of the palate, towards the front, but not the tip of the tongue. It expands outward slowly towards the sides of the palate for the finish.

Pairing:

As versatile a Pinot as ever, this wine would be enjoyed with the main course a holiday Christmas dinner, or simply as a highly enjoyable glass of wine to set the mood when guests arrive.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Dean DeKorth
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Monterey County
Abv
13.6

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price
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