Johnson Family is our value driven private label produced for us by a few great winemakers from selected vineyard sites in California. We have now added Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Russian River Pinot Noir to the already popular Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In each case, the producer’s have requested that their identity is not disclosed. What we can tell you is that these wines over deliver for their price. They are made utilizing the same exacting standards as much more expensive wine; low yields, minimal handling, sustainable farming, French oak aging and minimal fining or filtration. The proof is in the bottle as you will see when you taste these wines.
The 2009 Johnson Family Carneros Pinot Noir was sourced from two vineyards in the Carneros AVA. 2009 provided an excellent growing season for pinot noir, allowing grapes to ripen slowly, yet with enough warm weather to bring out full fruit flavors. The blend includes two divergent lots—one powerful and rich, the other delicate and perfumed—to create a finished wine that offers pure pinot aromatics, deep red and black fruit flavors, plus plenty of acidity and tannin for structure, all displaying Pinot’s wonderful ability to be a fleshy, full-flavored wine without over-the-top extraction.
Source- 100% Carneros fruit sourced from 2 separate vineyards
Winemaking-100% fermented in French oak
Aging- 10 months in large neutral oak
Vintage- 2009 was an excellent growing season for pinot noir, allowing grapes to ripen slowly, but with enough sunshine and warmth to provide fully developed fruit flavors.
Tasting Note: Medium bodied and aromatic with deep red and black fruit flavors. Fleshy and supple texture with a crisp, balanced finish.