Bernardus Monterey County Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 130771
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS92
  • 1996
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2012 Monterey Pinot Noir shows a bright, ruby red color with excellent clarity. On the nose we find beautiful aromas of red cherries, pomegranate and boysenberries. On the palate, the refreshing flavors of bright red berry fruits accented by subtle spicy notes fill the mouth and linger on a crisp finish. We feel this wine is an excellent match with a wide variety of dishes.

Our Monterey Pinot Noir grapes are primarily from the Griva vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County.

We care for our Monterey Pinot Noir a bit differently than our other Pinots in order to produce a wine that accentuates its fresh, fruity qualities. We divide these grapes into several fermentation tanks and ferment at cooler temperatures which helps protect their inherent fruity esters. We then age the wines in older, neutral French oak tanks and barrels so the resulting wine truly speaks uniquely of its vineyard origins.

Learn About Bernardus Map ItMap It

The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Our Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine is the centerpiece of owner Ben Pon's dream. It is complemented by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from cool coastal climate vineyards. We also offer limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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