2017 PNX Pinot Noir Carneros


Total $60

True to form, cherry cobbler, cinnamon, and ripe, rich plum jam leap from the glass. On the palate the wine is intensely expressive, brimming with juicy cherries, big-boned but also underpinned by bright acidity.

Juicy Cherries
Wild Violets
White Pepper

Cherry Cobbler
Rich Plum Jam

ABV 14.5%

Vintage 2017

Acidity 6.2 g/L

pH 3.4

Residual Sugar 0.4 g/L

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Pairs well with Peking duck, brie or gruyère

A notoriously challenging variety, Pinot Noir prefers the foggy, wind-swept slopes of the Carneros region, in southern Napa Valley. The climate here helps to retain the aromatic complexity and bright acidity of the grape as flavor development advances. The renowned Rancho Carneros Vineyard is home to 45 year-old, head-trained, dry-farmed vines that bring depth and complexity to the blend. The vineyard is also home to a small, more-southern section of vines planted in 2005 which contribute weight, richness and darker fruit tones. This year’s blend is a combination of the two sections.