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. Deliciously expressing their origin, the Formation wines exhibit deep aromas, balance and structure. 100% estate vineyards.
Chardonnay, 2011 Explosive tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of Monterey Chardonnays, particularly ripe pear, pineapple, and citrus flavors with an undertone of minerality. Just a hint of oak and vanilla add to the lush and long mouthfeel. Clean, pure and graceful.
Cabrenet Sauvignon, 2011 A very approachable Cab, with concentrated flavors of blackberries and raspberry jam with notes of wood spice. A great combination of power and elegance, structure and finesse.
Pinot Noir, 2011 This Pinot beautifully captures Monterey's cool climate terroir. Classic Pinot flavors of ripe black cherries and earth. The balanced acidty, silky texture, and mild tannins make this wine very versatile with food.