About This Wine
California’s Monterey coast is world famous for its unparalleled scenic beauty.
There is Big Sur’s rugged shore. There is Carmel’s bleached sands. There is Pebble Beach’s gentle tide pools. While gorgeous to gaze upon, those picture-perfect elements also contribute to the Monterey region’s world-class wines.
The warm sun, cool fog and ancient soils all are essential components of the winegrower’s art, and they have drawn grape growers and winemakers to the area. Renowned vineyards and wineries both large and small today call Monterey County home. From the steep slopes of Carmel Valley to the rolling hills of Salinas Valley, Monterey has become known for crafting wines of exceptional flavor, character and balance.
A delicious example: the 2017 Matchmaker Pinot Noir, which is medium-bodied and fresh, with round tannins and a long finish that strongly suggests another sip — now! It’s a gorgeous wine from one of the most gorgeous places on Earth.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Monterey Growing Region of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Cherry Lollipop, Wet Stone, Herbs de Provence and Vanilla
- When to Drink:Now Through 2021
- Food Pairing Suggestion:chicken shawarma with garlic sauce.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeGreen Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe