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.