Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/18/18

...I've got a few wines from Carneros beginning with a fine, quite flavorful Sauvignon Blanc from Cuvaison that is aged in concrete (or "beton" in French) and has a lovely purity. Still in the white department, the Truchard Roussanne has been one of that estate's signature wines for years.Moving on to red, but staying in the Carneros breeze, I've got a few Pinots as well, starting with the beautifully aging Saintsbury reserve, that was probably pretty hefty in its youth, but is aging into a seamless and complex whole that is really appealing...


Carneros Wine Alliance
The Carneros Wine Alliance is a non-profit association of wineries and grape-growers in the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA).  Carneros is the only appellation located at the crossroads of two major wine regions, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Influenced by the maritime breezes and fog from its southern border with the San Pablo Bay, Carneros produces the region’s finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines. The Carneros Wine Alliance is committed to promoting the distinction, diversity and above all, quality, of the grapes and wines from Carneros.