A wine of nuances, depth and layers of bright red fruits complimented by soft tannins.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Perfumed and lively nose of geranium, red currant, smoke, and pine resin. Smooth and fruit-forward with a touch of earth and sweet spice matched with silky tannins and vanilla. Soft and sweet-fruited finish. (Jun 2016)
Wine Spectator 90 points - Tight and dense, in a moderately rich style, putting the emphasis on vibrant acidity and snappy fresh fruit that echoes black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors. Drink now through 2020. 4,400 cases made.
(Mar 31 2016)
Aromas bring a rich but subtle blend of black raspberry, blackberry, and mocha.
|It is a delicate wine intensely aromatic with notes of strawberries, cherries, orange peel combined with hints of clove, rose petals, and black tea.
2001 Avant-Garde is a wonderful accompaniment to salmon and meat.
It will also enhance the vibrant flavours of California or Mediterranean cuisine.
It is perfect for enjoyment right now but will continue to age and develop for many years.
|The first and only U.S. sparkling winery with 100% of its estate vineyards certified organic, Domaine Carneros also installed the largest photovoltaic solar collection system on any winery in the world in 2003.