Toyon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 1.5L
About the Vineyard
Toyon Farm is on the southwest corner of Napa in the heart of the Carneros region. Toyon Farm is home to an operating dressage boarding and training facility located amongst 34 acres of some of the most sought-after Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in the Napa Valley. The Carneros region experiences morning fog and a cool afternoon breeze from the San Pablo Bay, the northern extension of the San Francisco Bay. The vineyard is sloped and southwest facing, capturing the sun's warmth after the morning fog lifts. The vines are cane-pruned and carry an average of 2-3 tons per acre. The soil is sandy-clay loam with great water retention.
Color Red brick with a slight terracotta undertone
Toyon Farm Vineyard is located in the Carneros region, considered the coolest Pinot Noir appellation in the Napa Valley. Tolosa receives two clones from this vineyard site: clones 777 and 115. Clone 777 contributes the fruitiness and dynamic aromas, while 115 brings structure to the wine. This site requires a gentle extraction process to ensure the wine has a balanced acidity and tannin structure. We consider Toyon a sleeping wine. It is usually quiet at the beginning of its life and wakes up after a few months of bottle aging, showing fruit and layers undisclosed until then.
On the Nose Limestone, chocolate covered cherries, dried black tea, soy sauce and black pepper
On the Palate A silky entrance with a generous clean mouthfeel leading with notes of dried raspberries, pencil shavings, beef au jus, finishing with an earthy note of clay