I did love this Bridlewood Pinot Noir. I had dinner with a very good friend of mine last night. When we were trying to decide what wine would be good to include with our meal, the server made a recommendation. She suggested the Bridlewood Pinot Noir.
Bridlewood Pinot Noir
Bridlewood Estate Winery is located in Monterey County. It is about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara on the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley on a 105-acre estate. You can enjoy their world-class wines while experiencing the beauty of their hillside vineyards and the breathtaking views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The design of the winery is in the California Mission style, which pays homage to California’s Spanish heritage. You will love their Spanish-style bell tower with the accompanying verandas and a stone courtyard anchored by a beautiful fountain. It’s a lovely place to while away a few lazing hours with a nice glass of wine. It is a stunningly beautiful area and well worth a visit.
An interesting fact about Bridlewood Estate Winery is the original estate was once an Arabian horse farm. These days, it’s all about the wine. From the very beginning, Bridlewood has earned critical acclaim for amazing and complex wines.
This is what the winemaker has to say about their Bridlewood Pinot Noir:
“Most of the fruit was picked at night to keep the grapes as cool as possible. The fruit was then destemmed, but not crushed, leaving a significant portion of whole berries going into the fermentor. The skins had approximately 5 – 7 days contact, and the wine was racked as needed to maintain the purity of fruit flavors in the finished wine.
Our Monterey County Pinot Noir displays dark fruit flavors of raspberry and dark cherry with hints of caramel and toffee. Framed by floral and black pepper notes, this wine has a smooth, lingering finish.”
The wine maker’s description of this Bridlewood Pinot Noir is just as it says. We loved the raspberry, the hint of dark cherry hints and the general smoothness of the wine. It is a keeper. The best part is I can find this amazing Bridlewood Pinot Noir locally.
When you find this wine, and you must, let me know all about your experience. Enjoy.
What is your wine preference, a bold red or light crisp wine? Maybe you prefer something totally different or in-between. I would love to hear.
Time for a glass…