Saturday Wine Tasting 8/12/2023
At Montoya Vineyards, we're fortunate to have a skilled team of professionals in the vineyards and in the cellar, with outstanding vineyards and ideal growing conditions for making world-class wines. Here in Monterey County, the diversity in the vineyard microclimates creates a wide range of concentrated, vibrant flavors in the grapes. It's the perfect palette to draw from when blending wines to be approachable and at the same time, complex and stylish. We hope people will fall in love with Montoya wines vintage after vintage, and discover the welcoming way of life here in Monterey County through our wines.
Raised in San Luis Obispo amidst the blossoming wine region on California’s central coast, Chelsea has covered all steps of the winemaking process over the decade she’s spent in the wine industry. After earning a B.S. degree from University of California, Davis, she set out to make wine across the wine regions of California – from producing complex Pinot Noirs of the Santa Ynez Valley to elegant Cabernets in Napa Valley, and balanced Chardonnays in the Santa Cruz mountains. For Montoya Vineyards, Chelsea’s goal is to create balanced and compelling wines for occasions small and large.
The Monterey American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of
Monterey County’s top growing regions, with day-to-night
swings of up to 50 degrees producing vibrant, lusciously
flavored grapes. Grapes for Montoya wines were grown in
our Monterey vineyards, giving us control over quality from
the time the vines are planted until grapes are harvested.
The grapes for our Montoya Pinot Noir come from the Wiley
Ranch Vineyard’s Twin Oak blocks and Suter Vineyard in
Monterey’s Arroyo Seco AVA. These vineyards produce
grapes with crispness, fine structure, and ripe berry flavors.
100% Arroyo Seco AVA / 100% Monterey County
After a cool night and early morning harvest, the free-run
juice was first fermented in stainless steel and then
completed malolactic fermentation in French oak. The wine
was aged for 9 months in 100% French oak, lending a silky
richness and complexity to the wine, followed by a single
racking prior to bottling.
Varietal Blend: Pinot Noir
Alc. By Vol. 13.5%, TA 6.1%, pH 3.65
Juicy blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors, with balanced
structure and a silky, complex finish
Suggested Pairings: Pasta Primavera, Mushroom Risotto,
WINEMAKER'S NOTES: The Montoya Pinot Noir is crafted with grapes selected from Monterey where rich soils and cool ocean breezes produce delicious, full-flavored wines. Rich, long lasting flavors of raspberry and black cherry lead to a smooth finish.
Juicy blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors, with balanced structure and a silky, complex finish.
TWIN OAKS and SUTER VINEYARD
EXTENDED SKIN MACERATION during fermentation to accentuate fruit flavors AGING IN FRENCH OAK BARRELS for silky richness and complexity.
Diurnal temperature swings of up to 50 degrees, gives Monterey one of California’s longest growing seasons. Cool Pacific Ocean breezes & extended sunshine produce dynamic, lusciously flavored grapes. We grow all the grapes for Montoya wines in our own Monterey vineyards. Vineyard ownership gives us control over quality, from rootstock selection to vineyard management to harvest.