Truchard Vineyards

2012 Pinot Noir
Los Carneros

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 154


Truchard Vineyards

Pinot Noir
Los Carneros

5 cases produced

Truchard Vineyards is proud to offer a Pinot Noir 38 years in the making as our Premiere Napa Valley offering. In 1974, cool and foggy weather – along with a few cows and sheep – dominated the southern part of Napa Valley, destined to become the Carneros AVA. Tony Truchard, and a few other pioneers, saw potential in this relatively undiscovered and unplanted area. Today’s offering comes from our original block of Pinot Noir planted in 1974, our “Old Block.” It is consistently the best lot of Pinot Noir that we make, and this 2012 is a big, complex Pinot with aromas of blueberry and framboise, and jammy flavors of plum and cherry.

Aging Process

10 months in 50% new FrencH oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.06
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Sal De Ianni

Winemaker, Truchard Vineyards

Winemaker, Sal De Ianni

Sal was the enologist for Cuvaison Winery from 1995-1997, then worked as harvest winemaker in 1997 for Margaret River Vineyards in Australia. From 1998 onward, he has served as winemaker for Truchard Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Chemistry (Marquette University)
M.S. Analytical Chemistry (Northwestern University)
M.S. Viticulture & Enology (UC Davis)

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Hands-off. Do all of the hard work in the vineyard and the winemaking is easy. Let the vineyard express itself.

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58 May Street
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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Sequoia Grove Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Estate Vineyard 18
Truchard Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Los Carneros 17
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