Garnet in color, with aromas of strawberry, pastry cream, and nutmeg. This wine is medium-bodied with dusty fine-grained tannins and a long juicy finish.
PAIRING: Enjoy with grilled salmon, braised duck, or stuffed Portobello mushrooms.
VARIETAL TYPE: Pinot Noir.
APPELLATIONS: Monterey, California.
WINEMAKING: When making Intercept Pinot Noir we target vineyard sites in Monterey that benefit from cool foggy mornings from the Pacific marine layer and warm afternoons. Fermented in stainless steel with malolactic fermentation and aging done in barrels. Aged in French and Eastern European oak (30% new) for 14 months.
RATINGS: Ultimate Beverage Challenge, 91 points, Excellent - Highly Recommend.
Bottle Size: 750 mL