Selected Best Wine - Spring 2018

by Andrew Chalk Andrew Chalk

2015 Bernadus

Pinot Noir from Santa Lucis Highlands USA

Average Price: 26.00

With vineyards dating back to the 1800s, Carmel Valley is a rugged, rustic region west of Monterey and Pebble Beach. Carmel Valley received its designation as an AVA in 1983 and encompasses more than 19,000 acres, with 300 acres of wine grapes under cultivation. The vineyards are predominantly within Carmel Valley and Cacahgua Valley. Cachagua Valley’s unique mountainous setting sits high above the fogline along the coast and exposes the grapes to a warmer overall climate.

Real World Wine Description

Body Medium
Acid juicy
Dryness Dry 
Fruit Flavors Red Cherry
Oak Toast,Spice
Texture Velvety
(S or P)* P

A well balanced example of Pinot Noir. It has a richness of cherry fruit, and a complexity of tomato leaf, thyme on the palate. Ready to drink now but will keep for five years.

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*Some wines sent by vendor(s) at no cost to reviewer (indicated as Sample "S"). Others are purchased at retail. (Indicated as "P"). If a reseller is named after a price quote it is the one who, on, had the lowest price. Otherwise average pricing or winery pricing is used. Wines sent by vendors may not be reviewed and will not be returned.

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