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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%).

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The first obligation of wine is to be delicious.

Eileen Crane, CEO/Founding Winemaker