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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2020

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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2020

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. Youthful but svelte; pure and jewelly but correctly dry; and with just a hint of umami savouriness hiding... Read More

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Carneros, Avant Garde Pinot Noir, 2020

ColourRed

RegionNapa

GrowerDomaine Carneros

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2020

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeCAR120

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, 2020

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. 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.

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

J Windle

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I've bought a couple of cases recently, and many more in years gone by, and have really enjoyed their selection. They have a good range of interesting wines from some classic and some more…

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Judging by the wines I have had, someone is doing a very good job in selecting the wines to put before the public, and at a very fair price. Delivery from online purchases as also been quick and…

Brian K

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Great company with good service and good prices. Highly recommended.

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One of my favourite independents. Been enjoying these special wines for more than 10 years. Always interesting choices, and always great value in the sales!

David M

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This was yet another quick and painless transaction, as I have come to expect from SV&S.

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