Heir Apparent Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2020
Our medium-colored 2020 Los Carneros Pinot Noir offers beautiful red fruit and spice on the nose. The palate is balanced with subtle acidity along with floral and red fruit characters. The finish is medium to long with hints of oak.
2020 Vintage Recap
The 2020 season will be remembered for factors beyond the normal measurements. Here in the valley, it was a warm, dry winter and we didn't start to see rain and cold weather until the end of March. While the mild spring season gave us a great early start, the wineries of Napa Valley worked under extensive safety protocols due to the COVID pandemic. Summer brought very cool mornings and very warm days. The white wine harvest started in early August, the wines are showing excellent development in cellars, reflecting the fine vintage year. While the red wine harvest will be smaller than usual, wineries were able to move forward with vinification. While the 2020 Napa Valley harvest proved to be one of the most challenging in history, our winemakers remain not only optimistic but committed to bottling wines of the highest quality. The story of this vintage will continue to unfold over the years to come.
This beautiful medium-colored Pinot Noir offers beautiful red fruit and spice on the nose. The palate is balanced with subtle acidity along with floral and red fruit characters. The finish is medium to long with hints of oak. This wine, born of robust vines that stretch with vigor from rugged soil, is that reward. Savor it now, or better yet, be patient, and allow it to mature so that you may enjoy its full character.