Formation Pinot Noir
Formation wines showcase their Monterey terroir, and feature clean, pure fruit that is true to the varietal with well-integrated oak. Our Pinot is beautifully long in rich, ripe black cherry flavors with hints of plums and vanilla. It exhibits an earthy complexity and balanced acidity. The smooth, silky texture and mild tannins make this a versatile wine with food.
Hand-picked and hand-sorted; gravity-fed; cold-soaking; small lot fermentation in open-top fermenters; punchdowns
The geologic formations of the Monterey County region were formed many millions of years ago. The ancient marine layers and alluvial soils are a result of the primordial sea and shallow coral beds over oceanic volcanic crust