Our 2016 Limited Release Los Carneros Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of red cherry, mushroom and rose petal. Flavors of strawberry, raspberry and spice intermingle on the palate. The Pinot Noir has lively acidity with soft tannins and soft oak finish.
Los Carneros is one of Napa Valley’s coolest growing regions. The morning fog and afternoon winds, originating from the San Pablo Bay, help to create the cool climate influence in Los Carneros. Our Pinot Noir vineyards enjoy a long cool, growing season that allows for exceptional varietal expression to develop along with ripe fruit characteristics, fantastic balance and finesse.
The 2016 vintage began with very little rain, bud break occurred between the end of February and early March. With warm and dry spring and early summer, the vines develop healthy canopies and fruit set was balanced. The growing season was lengthened due to cool summer. September had a few heat spikes to push fruit to optimal sugar levels. The 2016 vintage was very balanced and ideal for producing wines with excellent flavor and resolved tannins.