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Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic NV

Winemaker's Notes:

PHILOSOPHY In keeping with the style we established more than thirty years ago, Chandon has captured the expression of Californa’s vineyards in Brut Classic. Made using méthode traditionnelle, this wine goes through second fermentation in the bottle and is made from the traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Our house signature style, Chandon Brut Classic consistently displays apple and pear flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish. To ensure the continuity of style and quality that has made Chandon one of America’s classic sparkling wines, our Brut Classic is blended with ten to twenty percent Reserve wines from prior harvests. TASTING NOTES Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Winemaker Tom Tiburzi recommends serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating salty, creamy, or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters, or fresh sashimi and sushi. Winemaker: Tom Tiburzi Appellation: California Composition: 51% Pinot Noir 43% Chardonnay 4% Pinot Meunier 2% Pinot Blanc Aging Profile: Minimum of 12 months on the yeast

Domaine Chandon:
Domaine Chandon is one of the most recommended wineries in the Napa Valley, and the only one with its own 4-star restaurant. The winery established its reputation with sparkling wines, and in 1989, the winery began crafting still wines from the classic Champagne varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.

Member Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/10/2011

See Bernie Wood (Green Point) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#17): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.50 5
07/29/2011

This is my wifes go to sparkler. It has a good balance of yeast / toast and acidity.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
09/21/2009

Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: ONUMello
103714712
3.00 5
05/15/2010

Had at a tasting from a 187ml bottle; the nose had a bit of a barnyard funk to it (surprised me) with a hint of strawberry underneath. That was gone on the palate, however, which featured strawberry and cranberry notes. Dry.


Snooth User: chapspot
10780794
3.50 5
08/14/2009

Chandon did well with this "sur lie" bottling. Dry, fruity, satisfying. Grapes from ours were from the 2001 harvest (opened 2009). American buyers may have been mystified by the crown "bottle-cap" seal (in lieu of cork). The label was dark and difficult to read. It was a slow mover - - we got 5 bottles posted off at $17.88 each.


Snooth User: loudini56
5592362
4.50 5
04/08/2008

very nice bouquet and fruity flavor. really enjoyed this wine!


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External Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic

External Review
07/11/2011

Well-crafted, intense and concentrated, with mature, appealing black cherry, candied apple, melon and spice. Clean and refreshing. Offers delicacy and finesse. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
09/15/2009

Delicate floral and subtle black cherry aromas lead to a complex Pinot Noir flavored wine, with black cherry, cranberry and spicy notes that are lively.


External Review
01/10/2013

Creamy, with citrus, cherry, herb and mineral flavors on the palate. Itandrsquo;s fresh, clean and focused, though a bit reserved for a wine with this much lees contact. Classy nonetheless.


External Review
01/10/2013

Very fine, a smooth. silky wine with an elegant mousse, or quality of bubbles. Itandrsquo;s pretty full-bodied, wit subtle raspberry, peach, vanilla and brioche flavors. Easily the most complex and interesting of Chandonandrsquo;s lineup of sparklers.


External Review
04/28/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rose 750ml


External Review
05/24/2011

Dark in color and full-bodied, this is a big, heavy sparkling wine based on Pinot Noir. It has flavors of cherries, raspberries, red currants, cola and anise, in a silky, crisp texture with yeasty notes.


External Review
11/16/2011

The NV Brut Rose gives a pale salmon pink color and notes of wild strawberries and cream with ripe apple and a hint of peach blossom. With well-balanced, refreshing acidity, small persistent bubbles and a medium-long finish, this wine makes a great a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Domaine Chandon Rose 750ml


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Tasting Notes:

Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish.

PHILOSOPHY In keeping with the style we established more than thirty years ago, Chandon has captured the expression of Californa’s vineyards in Brut Classic. Made using méthode traditionnelle, this wine goes through second fermentation in the bottle and is made from the traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Our house signature style, Chandon Brut Classic consistently displays apple and pear flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish. To ensure the continuity of style and quality that has made Chandon one of America’s classic sparkling wines, our Brut Classic is blended with ten to twenty percent Reserve wines from prior harvests. TASTING NOTES Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Winemaker Tom Tiburzi recommends serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating salty, creamy, or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters, or fresh sashimi and sushi. Winemaker: Tom Tiburzi Appellation: California Composition: 51% Pinot Noir 43% Chardonnay 4% Pinot Meunier 2% Pinot Blanc Aging Profile: Minimum of 12 months on the yeast

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