Domaine CarnerosThe Famous Gate Pinot Noir 2020Product code: 15326
Notify me when this product is back in stock.
All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual label may vary due to changes between vintages.
Domaine Carneros' Famous Gate Pinot Noir is a distinguished red wine known for its elegance, complexity, and balance. This wine is made from estate-grown grapes harvested from the winery's certified organic Carneros vineyards. As you sip this wine, you will experience the aroma of bright red fruit with hints of spice and vanilla. On the palate, the wine delivers flavors of black cherry, raspberry, and dried cranberry with a long and silky finish. This wine pairs perfectly with grilled salmon, beef stroganoff, or roasted pork tenderloin. This wine has received numerous accolades and awards, cementing its place as one of the top Pinot Noirs in the world.
The pinnacle of Domaine Carneros’ still wine production, winemakers select from 13 different Pinot Noir clones planted on the estate’s organically farmed vineyards.
About the Winery
The family that founded Champagne Taittinger wanted a partner in the USA to carry on its legacy. Claude Taittinger's search for his US partner started in the late 1970s. By the late 1980s, he knew he had made the right choice when he spotted the 138-acre vineyard in one of the premium wine-producing regions in the USA, Napa Valley. Located in Carneros, this small parcel is owned by Eileen Crane, who is considered the doyenne of sparkling wine of America.
Last year, in 2020, Crane passed on the ownership of Domaine Carneros to Remi Cohen. The Taittinger style of winemaking is still followed here with a lot of precision of passion. While sparkling wines were always the flagship wines of this label, they also made different styles of vintages and cuvees. About twenty years ago, they added Pinot Noir to their wine range, and there has been no looking back ever since.
The 6 estate vineyards are spread across 400 acres, and more than 95% of the fruit comes from these vineyards. Out of these 400 acres, close to 275 are dedicated to growing Pinot Noir and the remaining 125 acres are dedicated to growing Chardonnay varietals. The details of the vineyards are:
Entre Amis – These vineyards look out to the beautiful San Pablo Bay, and they are equally divided into plots for planting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Tula Vista – Located close to the Donum Estate, this vineyard is dominated by clay soils that make the fruits highly acidic.
Le Ciel Serein – Located on the Carneros Highway, this vineyard contains Pinot Noir vines.
La Rocaille - A tiny vineyard located towards the south of the Carneros Highway, this plot is famous for light soils that are ideal for growing Pinot Noir clones for making sparkling wines.
Pompadour - Located towards the south of the Old Napa Road, this vineyard contains Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines' clones.
Domaine Carneros Estate - The first vineyard of the Carneros Estate