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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Bernardus Pinot Noir 2009
Bernardus Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 115060)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Monterey Pinot Noir shows a medium ruby red color with brilliant clarity. In the nose we find aromas of ripe, red cherries and raspberries with beautiful spicy accents. On the palate, the full-bodied flavors of bright red fruits fill the mouth and linger on a long, supple finish. This is a perfect wine to enjoy young with a wide variety of dishes.
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About Bernardus:

Bernardus Winery was founded in 1990 in the Carmel Valley. Ben Pon's goal is to make red wines comparable to those of Bordeaux. To this end, he selected a mountain site in the Carmel Valley appellation to plant his Marinus Estate Vineyard. This site was chosen because of its unique joining of varied soils and sunny inland climate moderated by a marine influence - ideal conditions for the production of Bordeaux varietals.