Food & Drink

Beauregard Vineyards’ Satisfying and Punchy Pinot Noir 2018

This special wine is fit to serve with your festive holiday dinner

The Beauregard Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir is a delightful accompaniment for a holiday meal. PHOTO: COURTESY BEAUREGARD VINEYARDS

The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to think about a special wine to serve with your festive dinner—be it Christmas or the New Year.

Here’s one that fits the bill: Beauregard Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir ($35). This is an exceptional estate wine produced by winemaker/owner Ryan Beauregard that will delight every Pinot lover on this planet. 

“It has a ruby-red core moving to light garnet hues on the rim,” says Beauregard. “The nose is well-balanced, fruit forward and highly perfumed with the classic coastal California aromatics we all adore.” With its soft tannins and flavors of ripe strawberry and red cherry, this is a perfect wine for your holiday table. “The finish is long and satisfying with a punchy hit of minerality and acidity,” says Beauregard, who considers it an honor to have his wines on your table.

Right now, Beauregard is offering a six-pack of this Pinot at a special price of $150 as a “celebratory launch.” It’s a huge saving on this excellent wine.  And, let’s face it, one bottle is never enough!

Beauregard says that in spite of the “massive and destructive forest fire” in Bonny Doon, he feels grateful that his life’s work, winery, vineyards, and all the family homes were not destroyed. “The fire was a brutally close call—and being one of the renegade front-liners has left me with an unprecedented love for my mountain community and indescribable gratitude for my neighbors who all bravely stood together to save our mountain homes,” he says. “And I am extremely thankful to my amazing customer base that has kept our small family business afloat during this disastrous year.”

On that note, please support our local wineries. Many have suffered serious setbacks through the pandemic with lack of sales, smoke-tainted grapes from the recent fires—and some experiencing their homes burn to the ground.

A gift certificate for a wine tasting makes a great Christmas gift—and there’s nothing like a good bottle of Pinot in your Christmas stocking.

Beauregard Vineyards, 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon. 831-425-7777, beauregardvineyards.com.

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