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Platinum Tier

2017 Patriarch Pinot Noir

Hailing from the far west Sonoma Coast. Black plum, dark cherry, and Earl Grey tea on the nose, with a palate of dark red fruit, pomegranate, citrus peel, and robust but smooth tannins. The 2017 vintage is currently sold out. Please view the 2018 Patriarch to enjoy our newest vintage!

$82.00 750mL
  • 92 Wine Spectator rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
Image of the Sonoma Coast coastline.

James MacPhail's Notes

The Patriarch is our flagship Pinot Noir and truly the patriarch of our portfolio: complex, balanced, and full-bodied. Putnam Vineyard is a stunning place to grow Pinot Noir - coastal influence, mineral-rich Goldridge soil, towering redwoods, and the wonderful Putnam Family, who have been stewards of that land since 1977.

James Macphail
15 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
Sonoma Coast

Tasting Notes

Black plum, dark cherry, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs on the nose. The palate has robust tannins with dark sour cherry, pomegranate, citrus peel and cocoa. Overall, this complex wine is youthful, yet weighty.

Production Notes

After record rainfall in the winter, vines were healthy, green, and full. Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted and de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold soak followed by fermentation with daily punch-downs by hand to enhance flavor extraction. All grapes were picked and processed prior to the devastating wildfires in October.

Grapes on a vine, with sunlight spreading over them.

Putnam Vineyard

Putnam Vineyard is situated on the extreme Sonoma Coast, just six miles from the Pacific Ocean. 400-year-old redwood trees surround the vineyard on all sides and are scattered throughout the rows of vines. The coastal climate and Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness along with high-toned finesse.

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The Calling's Pinot Noir resting in a display box.