Skip to main content
Gold Tier

2019 Monterey County Pinot Noir

Ruby red and bursting with fruit on the nose and palate. Hints of white pepper, rose petal, raspberry, and a subtle touch of Monterey Bay salinity.

$32.00 750mL

    James MacPhail's Notes

    The warm sun, cool fog, and complex soil composition in Monterey County makes it ideal for growing quality Pinot Noir grapes. The defining characteristic of the 2019 vintage of our Monterey Pinot is balance, with flavor and structure that complement each other to make a truly elegant and food-friendly wine. I love pairing this wine with a simple, but delicious Margherita pizza.

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    8 months in French oak (15% new)
    Appellation
    Monterey
    Alcohol
    14.3%

    Tasting Notes

    Dried plum and bright cranberry highlights are expertly balanced with a hint of earthiness for balance. On the palate, lush, soft tannins marry with strawberry-rhubarb pie, muddled cherries, white pepper, and wet stone.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were sorted by both hand and machine before undergoing maceration. While fermenting in French Oak, grapes endured punch-downs three times a day for enhanced flavor extraction.

    Monterey County

    The warm sun, cool fog and complex soil composition of Monterey County make it both idyllic and ideal for growing quality Pinot Noir. The defining characteristic of these wines is balance, with flavor and structure that complement each other to make elegant wines.

    Explore Vineyard
    2019 Monterey County Pinot Noir vintage table setting