Our 12 estate vineyards are located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley, encompassing four primary climate zones. The unique geography of Monterey County and the diversity of our estate vineyards allow us to grow many different varieties in a spectrum of styles, and each of our varietals is planted in the location that is best-suited to expressing the highest quality for that grape.
The Monterey AVA (American Viticultural Area), a designated California wine grape-growing region, encompasses nearly 46,000 acres of vineyards along 90-miles of the Salinas Valley.
This sizable and climatically diverse region is defined by morning fog, strong winds, cool temperatures and abundant sunshine. The cooling effect of the chilly marine air allows grapes to ripen more slowly and evenly, leading to exceptional wines that exhibit intense fruit flavors, deep color extraction, and full varietal expression.
Aromas of grapefruit and hints of fresh herbs lead to a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that offers flavors of juicy stone fruit, grapefruit and citrus with a crisp, clean finish.
Mozaik Sauvignon Blanc blends both cool-climate and warm-climate Sauvignon Blanc grapes to create a perfect balance of herbal components and stone fruits. Our Sauvignon Blanc is aged in stainless steel for six months for crisp and refreshing mouth-feel.
Our Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with lighter fare including salads, delicate fish dishes and light chicken dishes, particularly those with a citrus or herb component.
Smooth and balanced, this Chardonnay leads with aromas of green apple and pear. Pineapple, white peach and citrus flavors follow with subtle oak notes and a nuance of vanilla.
Mozaik Chardonnay is aged 25% on new French oak for 12 months, for a tasteful nuance of vanilla and a medium body.
Our Chardonnay pairs well with creamy soups, shellfish, fatty fish like salmon and tuna, pasta dishes (particularly with a cream sauce) and lighter chicken dishes.
Medium-bodied with soft tannins, this graceful and balanced Pinot Noir showcases aromas of black cherries and raspberries, and extends a flavor profile of red cherry, plum and pomegranate with hints of toast and spice.
Mozaik Pinot Noir is aged 25% on new French oak for 12 months, imparting notes of mocha and vanilla for a medium-bodied, balanced Pinot Noir.
Our Pinot Noir pairs well with a wide range of foods, such as salmon, duck, herbed chicken and turkey dishes, rabbit, pork and lamb. Dishes with earthy elements such as mushrooms and truffles also pair deliciously.
Rich and complex, our Cabernet Sauvignon offers powerful black fruit aromas on the nose. Blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors are backed by soft, silky tannins.
Mozaik Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months on American and French oak (30% new) for subtle oak notes and hints of fresh tarragon, cedar and mocha. The oak also creates a welcoming, soft tannin structure and a medium-bodied wine.
Our Cabernet pairs well with an array of meat-focused dishes such as short ribs, steaks and burgers, as well as grilled lamb, brisket, stews and roasts. Also pairs well with salami and aged cheeses such as gouda and cheddar.