2019 "Three Amigos Vineyard" Pinot Noir (1 x 750 mL)

The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards in the Napa Valley is pleased to release the third bottling of their Three Amigos Pinot Noir from the Carneros Napa Valley AVA. The familys experience with Pinot Noir dates back to 1967, when Jack and Jamie Davies first used this elegant red varietal to make their inaugural vintage of Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Over the 54 years following that first use, Schramsbergs winemakers have built long-lasting relationships with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in the North Coast. Developing upon this passion, history, and experience, second-generation Vintner Hugh Davies and Winemakers Sean Thompson and Jessica Koga are proud to present this delicious vineyard-designate Pinot Noir wine from the 2019 vintage.

This wine is crafted solely from the Three Amigos Vineyard, a certified organic and biodynamic Pinot Noir vineyard in the Napa Valley Carneros region, owned and managed by Robert Sinskey. At a short distance from the Napa Marina, its a cool, foggy, and breezy location that Pinot Noir loves. Carneros - occasionally called Los Carneros - stretches across the southern portion of both Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Located just north of the San Pablo Bay, Carneros benefits from the bays cooling air and morning fog. Grapes from this cooler sub-appellation ripen more slowly, retaining acidity and developing complexity, and though there are now several cool-climate areas specializing in Pinot Noir, Carneros was one of the earlier-planted Pinot regions in California.

The 2019 growing season was an interesting one, starting later than previous years, due to cold temperatures and lots of winter rain. Mild heat throughout the summer with the occasional heat wave allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. 2019 produced a relatively large yielding and high-quality vintage, with balanced acidity and superb flavors.

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Tasting notes

The 2019 Davies Vineyards "Three Amigos Vineyard" Pinot Noir features inviting aromas of black raspberry, strawberry, and dark chocolate, combined with touches of black pepper and coriander. The youthful structure engages with layered flavors of bright cranberry, and rhubarb with touches of ginger and hibiscus on the finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jesscia Koga and Hugh Davies