2020 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 2020 vintage of the Famous Gate Pinot Noir opens with enticing aromas of baked cherries, cranberry, and pomegranate with a hint of tea leaves and saddle leather. On the palate, there is sweet Bing cherry and a creamy texture leading to the long smooth finish.

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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: 2020
Varietal: 75% Swan, 16% Hanzell, 9% Dijon 115
pH: 3.65
Final Acid: 0.57g /100 ml
Alcohol %: 14.5

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Daily Toast

The first obligation of a great wine is to be delicious.
—Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker