Arroya Seco in Monterey is an ideal region for growing Burgundy varieties due to the long growing season. No wonder the Wente Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 awarded "Double Gold" at the San Francisco Wine Competition. The wine is composed of eight different Pinot Noir clones, which bring to their location the best results.
2017 again was a very fine vintage in Monterey, which is why the wine has an exceptional intensity and perfectly matured tannins. 50% were aged in new French oak barrels, the remaining 50% in used barrels. Aromas of cherries, cranberries and black tea can be found in this wine, on the palate it is supple and very long-lasting. A lovely US Pinot.
|Optimum drinking:||now until 2027|
|Analytical data:||14.5% alc. vol.|
|Expansion:||16 months in barriques (50% new french oak)|
|Grapes:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Reviews:||double gold - San Francisco Wine Competition (2014)|
|Wine type:||dry red wine|
bottled by: Wente Vineyards 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore CA 94550 USA
Produced in USA - contains sulphites