California has 17 grape crush districts. Monterey County is District 7. The district 7 Pinot Noir has been a great transition from the fruit driven Pinot we started with as we came out of our transition from Missouri wines. Of all grape varieties, Pinot Noir is the most sensitive to its terroir. The cool temperatures of District 7 present ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. Each afternoon, the reliable winds from the Monterey Bay come howling down the valley, keeping the estate vineyards at a moderate temperature. The wine was carefully aged in a combination of new and neutral oak, to craft a lush, elegant wine with bright fruit aromas and vivid flavors.
An elegant, balanced offering, District7 Pinot Noir is the ultimate food wine. Aromas of cherries, raspberries, and pomegranates entice with hints of vanilla and mocha. Medium bodied with soft tannins, the bright red fruit finish wraps up with a lingering note of sweet oak. Look to pair this wine up with mushroom dishes, grilled salmon, roast duck, pork tenderloin, or soft-ripened cheeses.