2021 Haynes Vineyard 'Forgeron' Pinot Noir Coombsville

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Infused with floral, spicy, and aromatic notes, Forgeron Pinot Noir boasts the structural elegance akin to Burgundy, complemented by sun-ripened fruits that gracefully envelop the palate. Planted in 1968 with Louis Martini clones, these vines exemplify restraint even in warmer years. Embracing whole cluster vinification, subtle oak aging, and elevated acidity from the cool vineyard site, this Certified Organic and Biodynamic Pinot Noir harmoniously balances tradition with a touch of modern finesse.

A historic transformation unfolds at Haynes Vineyard, now hosting a singular single-vineyard, single-estate winery by the Lawrence family, marking a milestone in its long history. Nestled in Coombsville, renowned as the region's crown jewel, the vineyard's unique terroir combines diatomaceous earth, volcanic rock, and the iconic Wente clone of Chardonnay. With roots tracing back to the late 19th century, the Lawrences, the third family to own the site, uphold its legacy. Planted in 1967 by the Haynes family, the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in Napa Valley thrive here. Three Chardonnay expressions—Vigneron, Forgeron, and Corazon—narrate the vineyard's tale, emphasizing its terroir, history, and the people shaping its character. Winemaker Nico Cueva and the team act as stewards of the land, embracing natural farming principles and low-intervention winemaking. This commitment honors and innovates Napa Valley's classic winemaking style, allowing the vineyard to shine as the centerpiece.

Pinot Noir
Nico Cueva
Napa Valley
Hayes Vineyard
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750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

“Bright aromas of hibiscus with citrus and roses. So floral. Medium-bodied with a brightness and crunchiness. From a very low density vineyard of Martini clones, planted in 1968. Drink now.