Vintage: The 2020 vintage will be remembered as nearly perfect. A cold winter with average rainfall made for a late bud-break. Ideal spring weather allowed for a heavy set. Mild conditions throughout summer and fall allowed the crop to slowly ripen and develop maximum flavor. The wines of 2020 are powerful but elegant with firm acidity and beautiful balance. This could be the vintage of the decade! Vineyard: Seven separate clonal selections of Pinot Noir grow on the Truchard Estate Vineyard. Two "Martini clones", the "Pommard" clone, the "Swan" clone and several new selections from France -Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777. Each selection provides a unique element of aromatic fruit, spice, and texture to the blend. The vines range from 20 to 42 years and are planted in several sites that take full advantage of the this soil, rolling hills and cooler temperatures. These are factors that make the Carneros an ideal spot to grow Pinot Noir.