Trois Noix November 2022 Club Release
2020 was a year and a half – and despite the challenges and difficulties it presented to our small and mighty team, we are sooooo proud of what we produced out of that crucible!
This is the inaugural vintage of our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons – one from our “heart home” – Muir Hanna Vineyard (this Cabernet actually snuggles up to our Angel Block Chardonnay), and the second from Rancho Pequeno, Jaime’s parents’ home vineyard. Both are so special to us, and we think you’ll find them equally delicious!
Please send us a note or tag us on Instagram (@troisnoixwine) or Facebook when you taste the wines, and let us know what you think!
Team Trois Noix
REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL
While every single day is a good day for gratitude, we really like to take this time of year to appreciate all of the good things we’ve been fortunate enough to experience throughout the year. This year, in particular, we are thankful for The Suscol Intertribal Council and the knowledge they have shared with Team Noix around Napa Valley’s First Peoples. Our entire team participated in a series of workshops led by Suscol staff encompassing the vital nature of California’s history from the Native American perspective. You can visit their website to learn more about their work and get involved.
Notes about the 2020 Vintage
In 2020 the Napa Valley experienced a warm and dry winter with 50% less rainfall than the normal average, leading to an early budbreak and advanced growing season. While less groundwater forced many growers to be proactive in their vineyard management, this dry spring set the stage for excellent concentration and phenolic development in the berries. Mild weather during flowering led to a healthy fruit set, even though crop yields were a tad less than in 2019. A very warm summer led to full physiological ripeness that showcased intense fruits, but attentive picking decisions retained freshness and verve in the resulting wines.