Three pedigree Pinots express our Carneros terroir in distinctively delicious ways: fresh pomegranate and red raspberry in 2020 Avant-Garde; silky red and darker berry flavors in 2020 Estate Pinot Noir; and sweet Bing cherry, black tea and sassafras in the 2019 Famous Gate. Give us a call when you've received your shipment to make your appointment for a personal half hour zoom session with one of our wine educators. Reach us at 707.257.0101 ext 182 for more information or to make your appointment.
Avant-Garde Pinot Noir features fresh pomegranate followed by sweet cherries, red raspberry, warm oak, and cinnamon. It was created to be the vanguard of the vintage, heralding the distinctive bright berry qualities of the Carneros Region. The fruit for this wine is sourced from all five Domaine Carneros vineyards in the rolling hills of Carneros.
Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir begins in our six different Estate Vineyards, which are certified by Fish Friendly Farming and located within four miles of the Château. We grow twenty different clones of Pinot Noir and each one contributes its unique flavor profile and personality to make this compelling blend which is truly a mosaic of our Carneros terroir.
The “Famous Gate” pays homage to our deep commitment to Pinot Noir. 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. 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.