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Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros Avant Garde 2008

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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. 1992 saw the inaugural vintage of the highly acclaimed Famous Gate Pinot Noir. The Domaine Carneros Avant Garde Pinot Noir is an extremely aromatic wine, with dominant fruit notes of black cherry, cranberry and raspberry accented with exotic spices and hints of toasty oak and orange peel. It is fresh and lively on the palate, with a delicacy and balance that invites pairing with simply prepared dishes like grilled or braised salmon, chicken, veal or pork. The wine will also enhance the vibrant flavors of California and Mediterranean cuisine.

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Domaine Carneros:
Domaine Carneros in the heart of Carneros, is the California expression of the tradition and excellence of its founder, Champagne Taittinger. Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines. The main château and terrace are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. The last se... Read more
Domaine Carneros in the heart of Carneros, is the California expression of the tradition and excellence of its founder, Champagne Taittinger. Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines. The main château and terrace are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. The last service of the day is at 5:45 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Please see our Visit Us section for information on daily tours. Read less

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Vintage: 2000 11/30/2007

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External Reviews for Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros Avant Garde

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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Our classic Pinot Noir made to show off the superb qualities of our organic vineyard, is rich with fruit tones of black cherry, raspberry and black current overlaid with notes of chocolate, toast, clove and exotic spices. Luscious flavors end in a very long and silky finish.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

90 Points - Wine SpectatorFloral, anise and crushed berry aromas are intense, supple and balanced, built around raspberry, wild berry and hints of strawberry. Ends with an elegant minerally edge. Dr



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This Avant-Garde is extremely aromatic, with the dominant fruit notes of black cherry, cranberry and raspberry accented with exotic spices and hints of toasty oak and orange peel.

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. 1992 saw the inaugural vintage of the highly acclaimed Famous Gate Pinot Noir. The Domaine Carneros Avant Garde Pinot Noir is an extremely aromatic wine, with dominant fruit notes of black cherry, cranberry and raspberry accented with exotic spices and hints of toasty oak and orange peel. It is fresh and lively on the palate, with a delicacy and balance that invites pairing with simply prepared dishes like grilled or braised salmon, chicken, veal or pork. The wine will also enhance the vibrant flavors of California and Mediterranean cuisine.

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Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: .58 grams per liter

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