Truchard Vineyards

Old Block
2019 Pinot Noir
Los Carneros

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 6


Truchard Vineyards

Old Block

Pinot Noir
Los Carneros

5 cases produced


  • This Old Block Pinot Noir is the oldest block of Pinot Noir on the Truchard estate vineyard
  • These vines were planted in 1974 on St. George rootstock with a heritage Martini Clone
  • We are able to take full advantage of the clay soils, rolling hills and cooler temperatures
  • Your resulting wine exhibits an intensity, texture and complexity that only mature vines can deliver

In 1973, cool and foggy weather - along with a few cows and sheep - dominated the southern part of Napa Valley, destined to become the Los Carneros nested appellation. Tony Truchard, along with a few other pioneers, saw potential in this relatively undiscovered and unplanted area. With a few Pinot Noir cuttings given to him by a neighbor, Francis Mahoney, and a passion for farming, Tony Truchard planted his first vines in 1974. Today, we are offering a taste made exclusively from those very vines which were planted over 45 years ago and are now producing low yields of very small and intense berries.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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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7345 West Sand Lake Road
Suite 319
Orlando  FL  32819

Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Truchard Vineyards 2019 Pinot Noir Los Carneros Old Block 24
Michael Mondavi Family Estate 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 22
Dalla Valle Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Isabella’s Vineyard 21
S. R. Tonella Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 21
BRYTER Estates 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Inspired 19
Oakville East Exposure 2012 Cabernet Franc Oakville Majek 18
Louis M. Martini Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 254 Meritage Blend 17
Tamber Bey Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc Yountville DCV Sandbox Blend I 16
B Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 15
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