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Tasting Notes

Sauvignon Blanc

Esser® Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, a blend from the cool Riverview and Viento Vineyards and a small percentage from the warmer San Lucas Vineyards, expressing passion fruit, with bright aromas of citrus and melon.

It is fresh, crisp and lively on the palate. Flavors of lemon, lime and honeydew melon are paired with a subtle note of fresh cut grass, followed by a crisp finish with good length.

Food Pairings Pair with oysters, clams, mussels, grilled chicken, seafood and white pasta dishes.
Appellation Monterey County
Alcohol 13.1% Residual Sugar: 5.0 g/L Acidity: 6.0 g/L pH: 3.44
Awards

2013 Vintage

90
Gold Medal & Best Buy
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87
Wine Enthusiast Best Buy
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2012 Vintage

85
Silver Medal
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Silver Medal & Best in Class Region
2014 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
  
Silver Medal
2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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Chardonnay

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Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay, produced from fruit of the cool Riverview and Viento Vineyards in the north of Salinas Valley. Hints of tropical fruit aromas and accents of citrus and lemon blossom. Rich and round on the palate and complemented by ample acidity.

Notes of lemon curd, pineapple and vanilla are followed by a pleasantly crisp finish.

Food Pairings Perfect with roasted chicken, seafood or pasta dishes.
Appellation Monterey County
Alcohol 13.5% Residual Sugar: 6.4 g/L Acidity: 7.8 g/L pH: 3.45
Awards

2014 Vintage

88
World Wine Championships Best Buy
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2013 Vintage

2012 Vintage

93
Gold Medal & Best Buy
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Silver Medal
2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Pinot Noir

Esser® Vineyards Pinot Noir, crafted from selective lots of Pommard and Dijon clones from the Riverview and Viento Vineyards. Bright aromas of bing cherry and subtle notes of cola, tobacco and oak.

It is delicate and velvety in the mouth, with crisp flavors of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and clove, followed with a smooth finish with bright fruits and spice.

Food Pairings Perfect with lamb, roasted beef, red pasta and wild salmon.
Appellation Monterey County
Alcohol 13.6% Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L Acidity 5.9 g/L pH 3.65
Awards

2014 Vintage

90
Gold Medal & Best Buy
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2013 Vintage

87
Wine Enthusiast
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2012 Vintage

90
Gold Medal & Best Buy
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Merlot

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Esser® Vineyards Merlot is a blend of different lots from the San Lucas vineyard showcasing intense aromas of dark fruit, dried herbs and oak spice. It has a rich and polished mouth-feel with luscious flavors of cherries and spice, vanilla and dark plum, and is integrated with plush tannins and a long, sweet finish.

Food Pairings Pairs well with barbecued ribs, lamb, beef roast and red pasta dishes.
Appellation Monterey County
Alcohol 13.5% Residual Sugar: 6.8 g/L Acidity: 6.0 g/L pH: 3.41
Awards

2013 Vintage

91
Gold Medal & Best Buy
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2012 Vintage

  
Silver Medal
2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
87
Silver Medal & Best Buy
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Esser® Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, produced from lots from San Lucas and the most southern location Hames Valley Vineyards. The blend elicits deep aromas of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and oak spice.

Mouth filling flavors of black fruits, cocoa and vanilla are balanced with integrated tannins and a lingering finish of sweet fruit and subtle spices.

Food Pairings A broad range of food groups from burgers, to beef roasts, game and red pasta dishes.
Appellation Monterey County
Alcohol 13.5% Residual Sugar: 5.1 g/L Acidity: 5.4 g/L pH: 3.74
Awards

2013 Vintage

2012 Vintage

93
Gold Medal & Best Buy
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Rosé of Syrah

Rosé of Syrah

Exceptional, award-winning Esser Vineyards ® Rosé of Syrah is made in similar style to the great rosés of the Southern France.

Cranberry in color, with an expressive nose of rose petals, plum, mineral and sweet spices. Pairs well with Mediterranean cuisine including Spanish Tapas, olive oils, garlic or simply enjoy during a picnic on a sunny day.

Esser wines are proudly produced from sustainably farmed vineyards of the picturesque Monterey County. The long growing season benefits from the abundant sunshine and the cool evening breezes of the Pacific Ocean resulting in grapes that express terroir and true varietal character.

Food Pairings Pairs well with Mediterranean cuisine including Spanish tapas, olive oils, garlic or simply enjoy during a picnic on a sunny day.
Appellation Monterey County
Alcohol 13.5% Residual Sugar: 0.6 g/L Acidity: 3.6meq/L pH: 3.23
Awards

2014 Vintage

87
Wine Enthusiast Best Buy