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Humanitas 2012 "Good Earth" Pinot Noir

Humanitas Wines

2012 Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Carneros, Napa, CA


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Tasting Notes:
Sourced from one of the most prestigious Pinot Noir growing regions in the world, the Los Carneros AVA, and more specifically, Truchard Vineyards, this wine is what one would expect from an idyllic wine growing location. You’ll first enjoy aromas of strawberry, plum and dark berries. The palate unravels flavors of black cherry, cranberry and hints of baked spice and earth. The lingering finish is balanced between acidity and soft tannins, making this a perfect food pairing wine.
  • Grapes
    100% Pinot Noir
  • Region
    Carneros, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    501 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now or hold 10 to 12 years
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:

What makes Carneros so unique and the perfect region for growing Pinot Noir? Location, location location. The temperatures are more moderate here than further north in the Napa Valley due to cool winds and fog that filter in from the San Pablo Bay, just to the south of Carneros.

To further enhance the pedigree of this wine, Humanitas sourced grapes from the reputable Truchard Vineyards, known for its unique topography of rolling hills, steep ravines and numerous valleys. Specifically, the ‘Good Earth’ tier of Humanitas Wines celebrates ideal vineyards showcasing a distinct style of a particular varietal unique to that vineyard site. There is something about the soil at Truchard Vineyard that is clearly distinct to this site and perfect for Pinot Noir. Maybe it is the soil, maybe it is the slope, maybe it is the aspect to the sun,  maybe it is the hand of the grower…or a combination of all.  What is clear is the wine tastes like the place. Truchard Vineyard is renowned as a shining example of all the Carneros region has to offer. 

Additional Winemaker Notes:
Food Pairing Suggestions:
This food-friendly wine pairs well with pork, lamb, chicken and turkey. Also meatier fish, lighter pasta dishes and vegetarian items are perfect matches. Cheeses such as Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, light Cheddars and Chevre are excellent pairings as well.
About the Winery
Humanitas Wines Humanitas, Latin for philanthropy, human nature and character, is more than a boutique winery creating small production artisan wines. Charity is literally in the DNA of this organization and the generous people who passionately turn out beautiful, luxurious wine vintage after vintage. Learn more