2012 Napa Valley Pinot Noir
California: Napa Valley
Today’s Thomas Henry 2012 Pinot Noir is a happy, approachable and very friendly wine that will delight you and your guests. Winemaker Tom Meadowcroft (Foyt Family Wines, Meadowcroft Winery) has certainly impressed us.
One member of our tasting panel said of the approachability, “This is a fun and not-so-serious Pinot Noir. It is a wonderful wine for newer Pinot Noir drinkers, looking to learn more about the varietal - without the dirty complexity of some high dollar Pinots.” We agreed, but we think that this is a great Pinot for everyone.
Long lingering red fruit presents at the front and mid-palate with classic cherry cola flavors and a very subtle earthiness. This is a lovely aperitif or appetizer course wine that would also be wonderful with fish or fowl dishes.
This wine is drinking beautifully now - and we feel that it will only continue to improve over the next few years.
Pretty and bright red ruby hues from the delicate edge to the deeper heart.
Leads with big, friendly, fruit-forward notes of candied cherry and raspberry, laying overtop hints of sassafras, cinnamon, and lightly toasted vanilla bean.
Power-packed and robust, this wine leads with bright notes of red fruit, highlighted by candied tart cherry, stewed red plum, and fresh raspberry. These fruity notes are followed by subtle hints of sweet spice and a wonderful roasted nuttiness.
Big, bold fruity notes lead the way, trailing nicely to a subtle, structured finish.
We would recommend that this fruit-forward wine be paired with an unconventional meal of Moo-shoo Pork.
What the Winery Says
The wine boasts a nose of rose petals, wild strawberries, dark cherries and black raspberry. With just a touch of spice and earthy notes, the wine is intense and sweetly-fruited. Its bright garnet color displays a velvety texture, elegant berry flavors and a nice oak finish.
- Tom Meadowcroft
- Napa Valley
- Aged in French oak (20% new)
About the Winery
Thomas Henry is named after my father who was passionate about life and knew great wine didn’t always have to cost a lot of money. We lived and traveled throughout Europe together by car, foot and bicycle, sharing the lessons of life, family and friends. These wines reflect a subtle European style of winemaking, yet with the depth and energy we love in new world wines. Thomas Henry is created for everyday enjoyment and entertaining, and delivers serious value for any wine enthusiast.