Ancien Le Petit Élevage Pinot Noir 2019, Coombsville Napa Valley, California

The Coombsville Viticultural Area of Napa Valley is open to the same morning fogs and afternoon breezes that cool Carneros to the west. The appellation varies from near sea level at the Napa River on the west to 1,900 feet at the ridge of the Vaca Mountain Range. Proximity to San Pablo Bay contributes to the temperate climate of Coombsville. Cooling effects of marine air and fog occur almost daily during the growing season, arriving earlier and lingering longer than in the more northern regions of Napa Valley. Temperatures are less extreme during the winter frost season. This is beautiful Pinot Noir made by Ken Bernards (Ancien Winery). Elevage is the cellaring, aging and finishing of a wine. This wine is comprised of selected barrels chosen for their unique synergies. This one is a richer style for a Pinot Noir with tons of roasty raspberry flavors and dark cocoa. Bright and fruit forward with hints of raspberry. Delicious with light or dark meats.