2019 Famous Gate Pinot Noir

Through this exceptional wine, one can trace the history of Pinot Noir at Domaine Carneros. In 1992, we made our first two barrels and called it The Famous Gate. For the past twenty-nine years, we have carefully cultivated three small blocks of the Swan selection. This notoriously finicky and shy bearing clone forms the basis of Famous Gate, the highest expression of our Estate grown Carneros terroir.

Tasting Notes

This 2019 vintage of the Famous Gate Pinot Noir opens with enticing aromas of cooked cherries, red currant, cranberry, and cedar with a top note of mint. On the palate, there is sweet Bing cherry, black tea, sassafras, and Asian spice.

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Food Pairings

We recommend pairing this exquisite wine with equally interesting dishes such as Moroccan lamb tagine with orange and ras el hanout, or fig and prosciutto pizza with caramelized onions.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2019
Varietal: 77% Swan, 18% Dijon 115, 5% Hanzell
pH: 3.65
Final Acid: 0.57g /100 ml
Alcohol %: 14.5

93 Points
James Suckling
June 2022
Wine and food

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