2009 The Famous Gate Pinot Noir Magnum (1.5-Liter)
For the past 25 years, we’ve carefully cultivated our estate vineyards in a handful of Carneros’ best locations. Twelve separate clonal selections planted to a wide variety of soil types to promote a complex range of Pinot Noir expression. For this blend, our winemakers selected the following special selections of Pinot noir: Swan (68%), Dijon 115 (24%), Dijon 667 (5%), and Pommard (3%).
2009 was simply the harvest of the decade. Near perfect conditions at bloom allowed a modest set, followed by a mild summer growing season devoid of any heat spikes. The fall rains held off until mid-October which allowed just enough time for the grapes to be picked at maximum maturity.