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.
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This 2010 Monterey Pinot Noir shows a deep, ruby red color with beautiful clarity. In the nose we find aromas of ripe, black cherries and boysenberries accented with subtle spicy notes. On the palate, the full-bodied flavors of bright ripe fruits fill the mouth and linger on a long, supple finish.... more
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The vibrant aromas exhibit notes of peach, melon and grapefruit along with hints of fresh grass and flint. On the palate, the flavors are rich, crisp and intense, showing complex essences of lime, grapefruit and gooseberry, accented by mineral notes and a refreshing acidity. more
The vibrant aromas exhibit notes of peach, melon and grapefruit along with hints of fresh grass and flint. On the palate, the flavors are rich, crisp and intense, showing complex essences of lime, grapefruit and gooseberry, accented by the ever-present mineral notes and refreshing acidity typical... more
Our 2010 Griva Sauvignon Blanc exhibits particularly bright gooseberry, grapefruit and fresh grass aromas, accented with flinty mineral notes. The palate shows intense flavors of lime and grapefruit along with grassy notes and a crisp, refreshing acidity. more
The 2010 is the perfect expression of Monterey Chardonnay showing complex aromas of ripe apple and pear accented by notes of creme brûlee. On the palate, the texture is rich and full-bodied, exhibiting intense flavors which mirror the aromas along with notes of citrus, fig and mineral, supported by... more
Our 2009 shows particularly bright aromas of gooseberry, citrus, banana and melon with notes of fresh grass and hints of the typical Arroyo Seco minerality. The mouthfeel is round and full. The flavors exhibit ripe tropical fruits with notes of grapefruit which are supported by a refreshing... more
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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... more
Our Monterey Chardonnay is assembled from specially selected vineyards primarily in the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. These two viticultural regions contribute certain aromas and flavors that, when blended, produce an extraordinary wine.
Our 2008 is a perfect expression of... more
Our 2009 Griva Sauvignon Blanc exhibits particularly bright gooseberry aromas with fresh grassy notes. The palate is lush with ripe tropical fruit flavors and grass, finishing with a crisp, refreshing acidity.
97% Griva Sauvignon Blanc 3% Griva Semillon
Our Griva Sauvignon Blanc was 100%... more
Our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards enjoyed beautiful conditions from Spring right through harvest in September. As usual, the majority of the grapes are from the Griva vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of the Salinas Valley. This year we also selected grapes from a neighboring vineyard as well as... more