Wines

Cloudfall wines aren’t made for the glass, but for the meal. Each blend marries masterfully with a myriad of dishes, heightening the art of cooking, the flavor of food, and the joy of dining. Our 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.

MONTEREY COUNTY

Sauvignon Blanc

Now available in screw-cap (Stelvin)

Cloudfall Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown in the San Lucas appellation with its rolling hills and beautiful vistas. The region is characterized by foggy mornings, warm days and cool bay winds in the late afternoon. Summer temperatures often fluctuate as much as 40 degrees from day to night, extending the growing season and giving the fruit time to develop full body and flavor. The soil is looser and well-drained, with shale and various sizes of sandstone that allow for deep root penetration, producing grapes that are brighter and fruitier.


Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: 100% Monterey County

Vineyard: Scheid Vineyard, San Lucas AVA

Alcohol: 13.7%
T.A.: .064 g/100mL
PH: 3.44

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Cloudfall Sauvignon Blanc was blended using mature grapes to enhance complex tropical fruit aromas. Aged in stainless steel in order to maintain crisp acidity and further intensify the wine’s natural varietal flavors.

Notes from Winemaker:

Subtle melon aromas pair alongside the fresh fruit flavors of white peach and passion fruit. Invigorating on the palate, notes of bell peppers and lemongrass provide a crisp mouthfeel, while hints of basil awaken a bright, lingering finish.

Papaya, Brie, & Pepper Jack Quesadilla

The wines forward fruit and rich texture aids in balancing the spice from the pepper jack while the papaya highlights the refreshing tropical fruit in this Sauvignon Blanc.

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MONTEREY COUNTY

Chardonnay

Now available in screw-cap (Stelvin)

Our Chardonnay is sourced from the Scheid Vineyard, known for its foggy mornings and cool afternoon winds. The spring and summer coastal fog rolls into the region in the evening and persists until mid-morning the next day, resulting in a longer growing season with intense varietal characters and balanced acidity. In this cool growing climate, yields are low. Known for elegant, layered wines of delicacy and balance, it is the ideal spot for ultra-premium Chardonnay.


Composition: 91% Chardonnay, 9% Viognier

Appellation: 91% Monterey County, 9% Clarksbrug

Vineyard: Scheid Vineyard, Mesa Del Rio West

Alcohol: 13.6%
T.A.: 0.57g/100ml
PH: 3.56

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Cloudfall Chardonnay was fermented with Alchemy yeast and underwent partial malolactic fermentation in order to intensify tart fruity aromas, enhance the mouthfeel and maintain bright acidity. The wine was aged on French and American oak, which impart complex, integrated notes of toasted oak, herbal spice and clove. Also aged sur lie for increased richness along the palate.

Notes from Winemaker:

Ripe pineapple delicately intertwines citrus and green apple aromas. Elegantly layered, this wine is rich on the palate with balanced flavors of bright fruit and delectable brioche with hints of toasted almonds and spice. The lush, velvety mouthfeel gently fades with a soft lingering finish.

Pan Seared Scallops with Vanilla Sweet Potato Purée

The well-rounded Chardonnay with hints of vanilla play off the potato purée and the sweetness of the seared scallops. The mineral, flinty character are the perfect accompaniment to the delicate seafood.

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MONTEREY COUNTY

Pinot Noir

Now available in screw-cap (Stelvin)

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.


Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Appellation: 100% Monterey County

Vineyard: Sweetwater Vineyard

Alcohol: 13.5%
T.A.: .058 g/100mL
PH: 3.55

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Cloudfall Pinot Noir underwent a twenty-four hour cold soak prior to inoculation in order to achieve a deep ruby red color and intensify strong berry aromas. The wine was aged on French oak to impart silky, transparent tannins complimenting the luscious fruit flavors with complex notes of spice.

Notes from Winemaker:

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 compliment the succulent fruit leading to a soft tannin finish.

Roasted Lamb with Dried Blueberry Chutney

The Pinot Noir’s dense dark fruit notes and bright acidity mirror the blueberry chutney. The tart chutney cuts through the rich lamb and enhances the fruit in the wine.

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