2019 Pinot Noir Napa Valley
The 2019 Pinot Noir is bright and expressive, with a zip of acid balanced by lovely flavors of plum and earth. Juicy, lifted and energetic, each sip encourages another.
The foggy, wind-swept slopes of the Carneros region are an ideal home for Pinot Noir, a cool-climate loving grape. Great care is needed to produce fine pinot noir, a notoriously challenging and fragile variety, and the marine influences allow for gradual, flavor-building hang time needed for peak flavor maturity. The low-nutrient soils provide lower yields, and the fewer berries that do grow, with less competition for natural resources, have rich, concentrated flavors and produce a deep-colored wine.