2014 Pinot Noir, Ram's Gate Estate

Winemaking Notes

Ram's Gate Estate
11 months in 50% new French oak
6-8 years
94 points, Connoisseurs' Guide




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Ratings & Reviews

  • 94 Points, Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
    Ram’s Gate’s Estate Pinot is arguably the biggest and richest of the 2014 contingent yet still shows remarkable varietal clarity and never once lets ripeness get ahead of its sweeping impressions of voluminous raspberry and red cherry fruit. It sits on the fuller end of the varietal spectrum to be sure, and it is definitely not a wine to pour with delicate dishes, but this is no ersatz Syrah nor will it leave anyone questioning what it is. It is Pinot Noir through and through—a very good one at that— and it is bound to get even better with age.

Tasting Notes

In our fifth year crafting vineyard designated Pinot Noir from the Ram’s Gate Estate, we have seen this nine-acre parcel thrive under the clockwork breezes from the Petaluma Gap and cool weather dictated by the San Pablo Bay. Baking spice and red fruit aromas first hit the nose, carrying into the palate redolent of spiced strawberry and vanilla, lifting into molasses, dark mocha and black tea flavors particular to our Carneros wind signature. Drink now through 2023.