2020 Avec Amis Pinot Noir – SOLD OUT –

$44.00 per bottle   /   $37.40 club price

This Sonoma Stage Vineyard Pinot Noir has aromatic layers of fresh cranberries, blood orange zest, wild strawberries, cherry lollipop, and lightly toasted walnuts. On the palate, bright acidity intermingles with pomegranates, strawberry preserves, wild game, rhubarb and toasted brioche. All these elements burst from this wine with a textured, round mouthfeel and long-structured finish.


A special bottle near and dear to the Leonardini family, Avec Amis translates literally to “with friends”—and that’s the exact purpose for which this wine was first crafted in 2000. Made every year since, a wonderful tradition was born and Avec Amis Pinot Noir became what the Leonardini Family would open and enjoy with family and friends during the winter holidays. With our newest vineyard property in the Petaluma Gap, we chose to make a little more Avec Amis for our Wine Club friends to enjoy and share.  This 2020 offering includes the Swan, 115, 667 and Calera Pinot Noir clones aged in French oak barrels. We hope your traditions now include enjoying this special, limited-production wine Avec Amis!


The 2020 vintage in the Petaluma Gap AVA was considered a warmer season than usual for a cool grape growing appellation. Bud break began in early March, leading to a a Spring that had few showers and was relatively dry. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading into a steady Autumn harvest season. This consistent weather encouraged our Pinot Noir grapes to ripen into early October.


WINEMAKER: Jason Moulton


COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Noir

ALCOHOL: 14.3%