100% Pinot Noir 100% French Oak
8 Months Barrel Age
Domaine Carneros Avant-Garde Pinot Noir is 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. 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.
Extremely aromatic, the wine features fresh pomegranate, followed by a bowl of sweet cherries, red raspberry, warm oak, and cinnamon. The theme continues on the palate with more juicy black cherries, and exuberant red raspberry dancing on the palate.
Fresh and lively, this Pinot Noir delivers a core of bright sweet fruit and supple tannin that invites pairing with simply prepared dishes such as grilled salmon, chicken, or pork and will also enhance the vibrant flavors of California and Mediterranean cuisine.
Appellation: Carneros Brix at Harvest: 23.5 ̊ Final pH: 3.58
Final Acid: 0.59g/100ml Alcohol: 13.8%