2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros
100% Pinot Noir
The 2012 growing season presented a classic example of the weather pattern that has made Napa Valley famous. Month after month of warm days, cool nights and no ill-timed rain allowed the crop to come to optimal maturity slowly and evenly, culminating in made to order harvest conditions. It was remarkably smooth sailing as we harvested the first few blocks of Pinot Noir on September 7th. We marveled at the beautiful weather and the exceptional quality of the fruit as the nearly-textbook harvest conditions continued. The final blocks came in on October 3rd. The wine exemplifies the excellence of the vintage: beautifully fragrant and flavorful, with impeccable balance.