2015 Avant-Garde Pinot Noir
The fruit for this wine is sourced from all four 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 10 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 dark fruit notes including boysenberry and baked plum along with additional hints of cedar and cocoa powder. Fresh and lively on the palate, this Pinot Noir has a delicacy and balance that invites pairing with simply prepared dishes such as grilled salmon, chicken, veal or pork, and will also enhance the vibrant flavors of California and Mediterranean cuisine.