NAPA VALLEY ALLOMI PINOT NOIR
A pioneer by nature, Donald Hess was determined to defy convention and pursue winemaking in the far reaches of the Napa Valley. In 1995, he pursued an untouched gem, Rancho Locoallomi, with a vision to uncover its potential. Once a dormant beauty, the Allomi Vineyards now give life to luxury Napa Valley wines. Our estate Allomi Vineyard is located in the gently rolling hills of northeastern Napa Valley. While this vineyard is home to our Allomi Cabernet, it serves as the inspiration and namesake for our family of Allomi wines. The fruit for our Allomi Pinot Noir was selected from among the coolest vineyards of Napa Valley in the southernmost regions of Napa and Carneros.
TASTE WITH THE WINEMAKER
“Our goal is to craft a Pinot Noir of the highest quality that is distinctly Napa Valley. This Pinot Noir is bright and engaging, full of red fruit aromas woven together with notes of cinnamon and sandalwood. Beautifully structured and lush, the palate is loaded with complete layers of cherries, brown spices and savory notes that surround silky tannins, persisting through a long finish.”
– Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vintage 2021 began with a warm spring and little rain. By the time midsummer was approaching it was clear that we were experiencing severe drought conditions, leading to fewer grape clusters on the vine. This resulted in lower yields with small berries that were packed with intense, lush flavor. Early ripening, sunny summer heat, and a lack of water were balanced out by a very welcomed cool fall season. The more temperate fall weather created the perfect conditions for our fruit to continue ripening steadily and allowed us to harvest at the optimal moment. Vintage 2021 will continue to be celebrated for its dense fruit, bold structure, and unforgettable complexity.