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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2019

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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2019

Carneros was co-founded by Taittinger in 1987 as a sparkling wine estate, but the quality of the Pinot demanded bottling on its own by 1992. Carneros is a sweet spot for Pinot, cooled by proximity to San Pablo Bay "Cool Carneros makes... Read More

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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2019

ColourRed

RegionNapa

GrowerDomaine Carneros

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2019

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeCAR119

Style

Light to Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2019

Carneros was co-founded by Taittinger in 1987 as a sparkling wine estate, but the quality of the Pinot demanded bottling on its own by 1992. Carneros is a sweet spot for Pinot, cooled by proximity to San Pablo Bay

"Cool Carneros makes some of the west coast's most elegant pinot noirs. Overflowing with delciously drinkable mixed spice, bllod orange and damson plum fruit. Great with duck." Best fine wines under £30, Nov 2021. Jane MacQuitty, The Times

Burgundian winemaking (open top fermenters and ageing in French oak) delivers an appealingly strawberryish glass of pure pleasure. Youthful but svelte; pure and jewelly but correctly dry; and with just a hint of umami savouriness hiding in the background, this needs the merest light chilling for maximum enjoyment. Now-2025

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