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Domaine Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir 2019 (1x75cl)

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: USA
Region: California
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
ABV: 14.0%
Vegan: Yes
Product Code: USCA1225B19S
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£22.70

The 2018 vintage was awarded 95 points and Outstanding, panel-topping status by Decanter in their February 2021 edition panel tasting of Affordable California (reds) (see blue link below).

Domaine Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir 2018 - February 2021 Decanter review

Domaine Carneros was established in 1987, a joint venture between Champagne Taittinger and Kobrand Corporation – one of the foremost players in the U.S wine industry. This impressive venture was a fulfilment of Claude Taittinger’s dream after he visited the Carneros region and realised its potential to produce world class sparkling and still Pinot Noir wines.

All the wines from Domaine Carneros are made from 100% Carneros fruit. When founding Domaine Carneros, the intent was to focus specifically on sparkling wines. However, the Pinot Noir fruit produced on the Domaine Carneros estate vineyards was of such high quality that a still wine was produced.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from all five Domaine Carneros vineyards in the rolling hills of Carneros. This blend exhibits the most fragrant characteristics present in select lots from these vineyards.

The wine is fermented in small open-topped tanks and then aged for eight months in Burgundian French oak barrels from cooperages that are specially selected to complement the aroma and flavor profile of this wine.

For heaps more detail, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Domaine Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir 2019 - fiche technique

100% Pinot Noir.

Extremely aromatic, the wine features a delicate note of rose petal followed by sweet cherries, red raspberry, warm oak, and baking spice theme continues on the palate with baked cherry pie, dark boysenberry, and a touch of cinnamon.