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Montagne Russe 2017 BirchBark Pinot Noir

Montagne Russe

2017 Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Central Coast, CA


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With a case (12 bottle) purchase of the 2017 BirchBark Pinot Noir, enjoy a complimentary tasting in the wine caves for up to 4 guests. Reservation required.
Tasting Notes:

Delicate on approach, the lovely translucent strawberry red color seems demure, but one sip reveals flavors more intense than it lets on. With a lovely nose of ripe red fruits, savor flavors of red cherry, cranberry and black raspberries (sweeter than blackberries, everyone should try this berry). At this point the acidity kicks in followed by subtle baking spice, violets, hints of wet leaves (what is a Pinot Noir without a little earthiness?), cola and just enough BBQ smoke to make this an elegant and layered wine perfect for food. 

Tasting notes by Denise Cody, Chief Operating Angel
  • Grapes
    Pinot Noir (Clone 667)
  • Region
    Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, CA
  • Production
    4 Barrels / 96 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability

Kevin Bersofsky

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
The Tondre Grapefield Vineyard, owned by Tondre Alarid and son, Joe Alarid, is located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. The gravelly loam and sand vineyard sits at 300-400ft in elevation and is planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Montagne Russe team says of the Alarids, "They are solid salt of the earth people. They are farmers at heart who put their soul into the soil".
Additional Winemaker Notes:

25% New French Oak

Founder Kevin Bersofsky shares his Five Simple Steps To Start A Winery. The first step, steal grapes!  Read his entertaining story here.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
While this cool climate Pinot Noir will drink wonderfully on its own, it will also be a perfect accompaniment to roast fowl, other game birds, mushroom-based dishes, pork chops and fish stew.
About the Winery
Montagne Russe Wines The story of “Montagne Russe” (mon-ton-yah roos) – or “Roller Coaster” in French, is indeed an entertaining one with many ups and downs! Kevin Bersofsky, Owner and Winemaker, began his budding career as a garagiste (garage) winemaker in 2006. Learn more