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Chandon "Etoile" California NV
Tiny bubbles elevate a complex bouquet of almond, honey, and buttered toast with a distinctive hint of citrus blossom that arouses the senses. étoile's structure is long, soft, and creamy with flavors of fuji apple, candied ginger, and a savory hazelnut spice. These flavors intensify across the palate, building to a lingering yet, lively finish.
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.
Editorial Reviews for Chandon "Etoile" California
Very subtle aromatics offer up notes of green tea and herbs over white fruits that recall pears. The feel in the mouth is really elegant with a fine mousse and nuanced notes of toasted almond, juicy tart pear, peach and gooseberry. This is almost weightless in the mouth with a long finish that combines mineral and almond notes with notes of ripe gooseberry. Lovely texture and complexity here. 92pts
Very nice California sparkler. I always enjoy this wine. Good fruit and biscuit balance. Very pretty bead.
Tasted at the winery 9/20/09
-Tasted at Domaine Chandon 12/27/10
Tasted at winery. Very impressive bubbly that shows a lot of maturity (you can tell it was aged a few years). Dry with yeasty bread smell and taste. They combine to offer a subtle caramel flavour. Very nice finish.
External Reviews for Chandon "Etoile" California
Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a splash of Pinot Meunier, this bubbly is, in a word, delicious. Itandrsquo;s so easy to drink, you canandrsquo;t put the glass down. Shows classic Champagne structure, with refined bubbles and brisk acidity. But the raspberry, strawberry, lime and apple flavors are pure California.
Sleek and minerally, with floral citrus and yeasty apple aromas and focused flavors of lemon and ginger that linger toward the fresh finish. Drink now through 2013.
Crisp and sleek, with lively ginger and spice aromas and vibrant citrus, lemon curd and hazelnut flavors. Drink now.
Smoky, toasty, doughy aromas herald this bright-styled bubbly. On the palate it sings out with green apple, ginger, lemon-lime, grapefruit and vanilla flavors. Fresh and lively on the finish.
Lush and fun to drink, showing notes of tropical fruit, baked apple and toasty vanilla. Drink now.
This wine combines richness, with excellent balance and an elegant band of spicy pear, hazelnut and smoky, toasty nuances that offer complexity and concentration... Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Domaine Chandon Brut Etoile 750ml
Toasty, doughy aromas and pretty fig, apple, melon and citrus flavors offer an attractive blend in this somewhat weighty yet refreshing wine. The finish is long but clean.
Food Pairings for Chandon "Etoile" California
Tiny bubbles elevate an attractive bouquet of ginger and brown spice. Appealing baked apple, honey and cinnamon flavors meld seamlessly with nutty caramel flavors gained from extended sur lees aging. The creamy and seamless structure combined with balanced acidity carries these flavors through the lingering finish.
Notes: Aged sur lees since 2003, for a minimum of 5 years
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