Blend of Dijon Clones 115, 667 and 777 that highlight the high-toned aromatics and savory spice of the site
A great example of the near ideal 2018 vintage with its long, mild ripening season
Located just north of the cool San Pablo Bay, one of the most historic Pinot Noir vineyards in Napa Valley
Tim Colla, Winemaker
To keep things simple. To keep things honest. To make wines that are energetic, generous, and self-assured.
B.A. Columbia University
Tim Colla discovered his passion for winemaking while traveling through Argentina during a post-high school gap year. After completing his studies in Fine Art and Chemistry at Columbia University, he returned to Argentina to start his career in wine with a harvest in Mendoza. This was quickly followed by a move to Napa Valley where he worked back-to-back harvests at Chappellet and Seavey Vineyards before landing in 2010 at Saintsbury.
Working as the Enologist at Saintsbury was Tim's first experience with Pinot Noir and he immediately fell for this enigmatic, and sometimes ornery, grape variety. In 2013 he was promoted to Associate Winemaker and in 2015 became the lead Winemaker at Saintsbury.
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