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Pinot Noir

2017 The Famous Gate

The “Famous Gate” pays homage to our deep commitment to Pinot Noir. With its silky texture and mouthwatering acidity, our finest expression of authentic estate grown Carneros terroir invites enjoyment now and promises further depth and complexity with added cellaring.

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In 1992 we made our first two barrels and since then have carefully cultivated three small blocks of the Swan selection, each located at a different vineyard. This notoriously shy bearing clone forms the basis of Famous Gate, the highest expression of our Estate grown Carneros terroir. In this iteration, there are three supporting characters. Of course, we have the Swan (81%), but it is complimented by Hanzell (7%), Pommard UCD-5 (5%), and Dijon 115 (4%).

  • Tasting Notes

    The 2017 Famous Gate Pinot Noir opens with enticing aromas of bing cherry, black raspberry, violets, and mandarin orange. On the palate, there is sweet boysenberry, enriched by layers of pomegranate, bergamot tea, and star anise. With its silky texture and mouthwatering acidity, this wine invites enjoyment now and promises further depth and complexity with added cellaring.

  • Varietal Composition

    Vintage: 2017
    Varietal: 81% Swan, 7% Hanzell, 5% Pommard UCD-5, 4% Dijon 115
    pH: 3.59
    Alcohol %: 14.5

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