2021 Avant-Garde Pinot Noir

Domaine Carneros Avant-Garde Pinot Noir features fresh pomegranate followed by sweet cherries, red raspberry, warm oak, and cinnamon. It was 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 six Domaine Carneros vineyards in the rolling hills of Carneros. This blend exhibits the most fragrant characteristics present in select lots from these vineyards. This wine is fermented in small open-topped tanks and then aged for nine months in Burgundian French oak barrels from cooperages that are specially selected to complement the aroma and flavor profile of this wine.

Tasting Notes

Extremely aromatic, this wine features aromas of fresh pomegranate and sweet cherries, warm oak, and cinnamon. The palate presents exuberant flavors of juicy black cherries, with exuberant notes of raspberry, and a hint of savory tobacco leaf.

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Food Pairings

Fresh and lively, the Avant-Garde 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.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2021
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Acid: 0.59g/100ml
pH: 3.63
Alcohol %: 14.2

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Daily Toast

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—Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker