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2018 Bernardus Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir

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June 25, 2023 - $26



93Vinous / IWC

Powerful raspberry and cherry-cola scents are complemented by suggestions of mocha and candied flowers. Pliant and expansive on the palate, offering juicy red and blue fruit, spicecake and candied rose flavors that slowly firm up through the mid-palate. Possesses very good depth as well as energy and finishes impressively long and smooth, with fine-grained tannins framing lingering cherry and floral notes.

92Wine Enthusiast

Black-raspberry and black-plum aromas meet with hints of carnation, dried meat and turned earth on the nose of this bottling. It's hearty in structure on the palate, wrapped in firm tannins that display flavors of boysenberry, cardamom and cola spice.


United States, California, Central Coast, Monterey

Monterey AVA is in Monterey County, south of San Francisco. The long, narrow appellation is a 100-mile ribbon of land that extends from north Monterey County south to the edge of Paso Robles. Most of the AVA is considerably inland from the Pacific Coast, and to the east of the Santa Lucia mountain range. About 40,000 vineyard acres are inside the AVA, making it one of California’s larger appellations. Monterey County, in fact, produces almost as much wine as Napa County because the floor of the valley is taken up by large industrial vineyards producing grapes for bulk wine. However, there are also many premier wine estates within Monterey AVA and its numerous sub-appellations. Monterey AVA includes four recognized micro climates, ranging from a cool, maritime climate at the north end to what is known in California as a Region 4 climate in the south, meaning relatively hot and dry. Monterey AVA includes parts of Carmel Valley and Salinas Valley. More than 50% of the grapes grown in the Monterey AVA are Chardonnay, though the many terroirs and micro climates mean that numerous grapes grow well. Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Blanc are widely planted.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.