Beckstoffer Las Amigas Merlot VineyardMyriad Cellars Beckstoffer Las Amigas Merlot - Coming 2023
CARNEROS LAKE / LAS AMIGAS VINEYARD
Date Acquired: Originally purchased in 1993 and expanded in 2017
Gross Acreage: 480 Acres
Plantable Acreage: 410 Acres
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir
In 2007 58 acres of the Las Amigas Vineyard were placed under a land conservation easement that forever prohibits non-agricultural development.
One of the last true agricultural stands of Napa Valley, the Carneros region harbors a great deal of character amongst its patch work of vineyards, wineries and homes. Split across Sonoma and Napa County, the Carneros region remains the coolest AVA of the valley due to its proximity to the San Francisco Bay. The long, cool growing season is a result of the ingress of fog in the morning and evening, modulating the temperatures during the summer and fall months.
Largely assumed to be suited only for grazing land due to poor soil and persistent cloud coverage until the 90’s, Carneros (ram in Spanish) is the viticultural ideal for cooler climate varieties, pioneered by winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff.
This vineyard was acquired and planted in 1993 to 410 acres of different clones of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Merlot. The clonal selections are integral to producing a wine of depth, texture and character. Yields are limited, allowing for the vine to produce the truest expression of the fruit without compromise. Merlot from this vineyard is dark, inky and full of balance. Myriad Cellars is excited to add this wine to the portfolio in 2022.