Auction 26 | Lot No. 99
5 cases produced
- This vineyard block was planted in 1974
- Our Old Block is planted on St. George rootstock and survived the phylloxera wave of the 1990s
- This wine is greatly influenced by the clay soils and bay breezes that are prevalent in the Los Carneros nested appellation
- Planted to 100% Martini Clone Pinot Noir
Truchard Vineyards is proud to offer a special block of Pinot Noir that we call Tony’s First Footsteps. 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 other pioneers, saw potential in this relatively undiscovered and unplanted area. With a few Pinot Noir cuttings given to him by neighbor Francis Mahoney, and a passion for farming, Tony planted his Pinot vines in 1974. Today, we are offering a taste made exclusively from those very vines that were planted more than 47 years ago and are now producing low yields of very small, intense berries.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Sal De Ianni
Winemaker, Truchard Vineyards
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
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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