WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Pinot Noir
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Canepa Koch Wine Cellars is a partnership between Mark Canepa and Neil Koch. Together Mark and Neil have over 25 years of wine industry experience. Mark and Neil have known each other since 2004 and both were recruited by Seguin Moreau (Cooperage in Napa Valley) and they both took Sales positions. They quickly realized that if they combined their skills and resources they could launch something exciting. Their goal is to create wines that are well rounded, enjoyable and affordable. 

 

TASTING NOTES 

Sourced from grapes located in the Russian River Valley, the 2018 dude was produced from a combination of Calera, Swan, 777 and Pommard 4. Grapes were harvested at night, hand sorted and de-stemmed. 7-day cold soak, with gentle maceration. The wine is aged 15 months in French oak, 65% new.

The 2018 Pinot Noir kicks off with herbs, cola and a dark cherry nose. The pallet is velvety smooth and concentrated, it finds it’s balance in high-toned bright fruit, underlying acidity and sparks of cardamom and black tea, wrapped in sweet oak. 500 cases produced. 

THE STORY TO KNOW

Co-Proprietor Mark Canepa has been in the wine business since 2004 and since 2010 with Seguin Moreau, one of the premiere cooperages in the world.  He works daily with winemakers in the Napa Valley and greater bay area to select the specific Oak barrels for their wines.

Co-Proprietor & Winemaker Neil Koch has over 12 years of wine industry experience including 6 years working in the production side. He trained under Philip Melka at Seavey Vineyards, Bryant Family and Vineyard 29. Based on his winemaking background he was appointed as the Enologist and Assistant Winemaker at Lewis Cellars where he facilitated the production of highly acclaimed Napa Valley Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay. Neil has also produced Pinot Noir under “The Line Wines” Label.