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2017 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

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2017 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

The Colmar 538 clone, originally from Alsace, France, is one of our favorite clones planted on our 340-acre estate vineyard because of its balance. Only select acres on our Carneros property are planted with this rare clone. These grapes deliver dark fruit characters with spice and an earthy backtone classic of great pinot noir.

from $52.50 - $72
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Club Exclusive

2017 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

The Colmar 538 clone, originally from Alsace, France, is one of our favorite clones planted on our 340-acre estate vineyard because of its balance. Only select acres on our Carneros property are planted with this rare clone. These grapes deliver dark fruit characters with spice and an earthy backtone classic of great pinot noir.

from $54 - $72

Tasting Notes

Aromas of blackberry and spice with a hint of cranberry greet the nose.

Flavors of intense dark fruit and spice with a slight smoky note are supported by balanced acidity and a substantial mouthfeel leading into a beautiful finish.
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2017 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

Food Pairings

Smoked meats such as Speck or Spanish chorizo, along with some Carmody and Midnight Moon cheese pair beautifully with the spice in this exquisite wine. Turn to a garden-fresh ratatouille to bring out the dark red fruit. The earthy notes pair well with cedar planked salmon or a pumpkin ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce. End with an apple pie and a clothbound cheddar to round out the vibrant flavors the Colmar has to offer.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Pinot Noir
  • Aging9 months in French Oak
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol14.5%
  • TA0.58 g/mL
  • pH3.78

The spring of 2017 brought record rainfall to break the six year drought parching California. The late rains provided plenty of water to the vines for a vigorous start to the growing season. Harvest began about 10 days earlier than average. A couple of heat spikes during harvest created some anxiety, but we had the grapes harvested before the peak of the heat. We were able to pick all of the grapes at their optimum ripeness to produce outstanding wines.