ARROYO SECO · MONTEREY
“Our Single Vineyard Riva Ranch Pinot Noir is a true and elegant expression of Monterey’s finest grapes. Our signature Pinot Noir comes from our estate grown, single vineyard in Arroyo Seco and
showcases beautiful aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry and vanilla. The wine’s bright natural acidity and delicate tannins give it a long fruity finish.”
– Karl D. Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker
W I N E M A K I N G
FERMENTATION: The wine goes through cold soaking process and fermented in small stainless steel tanks in lower temperature to maintain natural fruit flavors. To maximize extraction of aromas and textures, approximately 30% goes through extended maceration and all of the wines are gently pumped over twice daily.
AGING: Aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak and 50% in neutral.
T A S T I N G N O T E S
Rich aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry and vanilla, with subtleties of toasted oak, earth and cigar box. This Pinot Noir is bright with crisp, natural acidity, delicate tannins and with a long fruity finish.