2020 Pommard - Clonal Series

Each year we put the spotlight on one of the twenty different Pinot Noir clones grown at Domaine Carneros by bottling it separately. We first bottled the Pommard clone (aka UCD 5) separately in 2009, and since then we have kept our eye on this consistent performer. This single block wine was handled in a very straightforward manner, gentle destemming of the fruit, and a traditional Burgundian-style open top fermentation that allows the delicate nature of the Pommard fruit its full and unadorned expression. Only 591 cases produced, winery exclusive.

Tasting Notes

Aromatically, the nose opens with a burst of rose petals, cranberry, and cinnamon. The palate delivers more red fruit including sour cherry, pomegranate, saddle leather with a note of fresh thyme. Brambly stem character persists on the finish due to the whole cluster fermentation. For those of you seeking a flavorful wine in a low alcohol package – your search has ended. This wine will benefit from aging in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.

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Food Pairings

Our winemakers recommend pairing this wine with a herb and goat cheese crostini with cranberry jam, and for a main course suggest a rich and savory dish such as braised rabbit or pork chops with sour cherry sauce.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 200
Varietal: 100% Estate-Grown Pinot Noir
Acid: 0.59g/100ml
pH: 3.55
Alcohol %: 13.2

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