Ancien 2017 Carneros Pinot Noir

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Product Overview

The 2017 Ancien Carneros Pinot Noir comes entirely from the Toyon Farm Vineyard, located in the Napa side of Carneros. Baking spice sings in an endless symphony with wild berry notes, complemented by characteristic Carneros notes of cola. Juicy cherry notes grace the palate and combine seamlessly with anise and hibiscus, ending on a savory note. The palate is round and full of textural, mouth-coating tannins balanced by a bright acidity. Broad chewy tannins, earthy spices and minerality complement the fruit and exotic floral notes of this wine. The palate of this delicious wine will continue to develop in opulence over years of aging, revealing even darker layers and an increasingly smooth texture.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Carneros AVA, (Napa side)
Vineyard: Toyon Farm Vineyard
Aging: French oak, approximately 50% new
Winemaker (and co-founder): Ken Bernards
Production: 948 cases

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Lively in brooding black fruit, this wine is balanced in richness and length, with a lasting wealth of baking spice and black tea. Well integrated, it forms a cohesive experience on the smooth, seductive palate, finding a balance across all its components." -VB, 5/1/20

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Carneros slips effortlessly out of the glass with notions of cherry cordial, wild blueberries and black raspberries plus hints of spice cake, candied violets and forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling red fruit preserves with a fine-grained frame and refreshing finish." -LPB, 10/31/19


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