Cloudfall – Pinot Noir 2017 

 May 31, 2022

By  rackhouse

A geographic and climatic paradise for grapevines, Monterey is a part of the greater Central Coast AVA and contains within it five smaller sub-appellations, including Arroyo Seco, San Lucas, San Bernabe, Hames Valley, and the famous Santa Lucia Highlands. The climate is relatively warm but tempered by cool, coastal winds, allowing the regions in Monterey County an exceptionally long growing season. Bud break often happens two weeks sooner and harvest tends to be two weeks later compared to other surrounding regions.

Monterey’s coastal side, where the cooling ocean fog allows grapes to develop a perfect sugar-acid balance, excels in the production of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.

In an innovative collaboration, the winemakers, partnered with culinary experts to create varietals that bring out the beauty of food. Each blend marries with myriad dishes, heightening the flavor of food and the joy of dining. Cloudfall Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir are subtle, not overpowering, with the right acidity and crispness to cleanse the palate and enhance the drinkability and culinary creations. this foodie-focused approach results in wines that are subtle, not overpowering, with the right acidity and crispness to cleanse the palate, enhance drinkability, and enrich epicurean creations.

Cloudfall Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from the warmer southern end of Monterey County. Here fruit grows on a south-facing slope of the Monterey Mountains, developing vibrant character elegantly balanced with the acidity representative of coastal growing regions. Strong varietal aromas of cranberry, cherry cola, and strawberry welcome the juicy, dark cherry flavors of this medium-weighted wine. Well-rounded on the palate, hints of spice complement the succulent fruit leading to a soft finish.

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