Domaine Carneros Avant Garde 2012 Pinot Noir Rosé

First of all, the name of this wine is quite a mouthful to say. For simplicity and to save my fingers, let’s just keep it to “Domaine Carneros 2012 Rosé”…LOL. Second, I can’t believe Domaine Carneros took this long to come out with their first still wine rosé!

Once I got the notice of the release, I couldn’t wait to get up to Domaine Carneros to try this wine. I knocked on my neighbor’s door to see if she was interested in joining me to try out some new wine (she said, “Duh!!”) and off we went!  It was pretty hot that day in Napa…perfect for sitting on the patio, looking at the absolutely gorgeous landscape while sipping on a few glasses of bubbly paired with a cheese plate and the charcuterie plate. With excitement, I asked for the rosé…

WOW – I was surprised at the very pale color of this wine…it matches the color of their sparkling rose!  I  couldn’t wait to start the tasting…here are my notes:

Domaine Carneros 2012 RoséOn the nose – watermelon, strawberry and peach. On the palate was refreshing, light layers of strawberry, peach, and hint of watermelon. A very delicate dry wine. Great for a hot summer day! Only 250 cases produced. You can pick a bottle up at the winery for $25 ($22.50 club member) Hurry before they are sold out.


Cynthia Cosco

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