The inaugural vintage of our Los Carneros Pinot Noir is a voluptuous wine with rich, full flavors and silky, supple tannins. A captivating cascade of floral, spicy and black cherry aromas translates effortlessly to the palate. Concentrated flavors of ripe black fruit and cola balanced by undertones of cool minerality and marked acidity lead this elegant Pinot Noir to a long and layered finish.
The 2012 vintage delivered a model growing season, producing fruit of exceptional quality across the board. Referred to by our winemaker as a “dream vintage,” the grape growing season was even and consistent from bud break to harvest, yielding a well-balanced crop. In the spring, Los Carneros saw long periods of consistently warm days and cool nights complemented by ideal early morning fog. Rain showers arrived on cue to coincide with the needs of the vines’ demands for water and warm weather patterns propelled the grapes to optimal ripeness just before harvest. A memorable vintage for Los Carneros, the wines are beautifully balanced with pronounced floral aromas, bright acidity and elegant, plush flavors.