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Chandon Pinot Noir Usa California North California North San Pablo Bay Carneros Pinot Noir S 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Intriguing aromas of brown spice, cinnamon, truffle, and rhubarb overlay notes of red currant. The palate is soft, long and complex. Flavors of candy apple and cherry complement a lusciously sweet and spicy finish.

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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 Pinot Noir Usa California North California North San Pablo Bay Carneros Pinot Noir S

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2.50 5
11/12/2009

As rare as it is to find, I was pretty excited to try a varietal Pinot Meunier. There's a savory film on the nose, with hot hints of spice and dried red fruit. The flavors are quite bright, and also quite tart and acidic. The finish is extremely long. Dark cocoa and a wooded, rustic character.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
11/12/2009

Very vegetative, herbal, and tea-like qualities on the nose, with a delicate and complex mouth. I wouldn't want to drink a lot of it, but for one glass it's very nice. Definitely a thinker instead of a doer.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
11/16/2009

intense and concentrated red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry, and cranberry. Cherry flavors with underlying earth tones on the palate, dry soil characteristics, riper pronounced tannin structure, nice balance and length


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
11/16/2009

red fruit intertwined with an earthy, brambly vegetal like aromas, and the bountiful flavors of red fruit evolve on the palate - cranberry, pomegrante, raspberry with some exotic brown spices, nutmeg. Softer tannin structure than a Pinot Noir, but still shows complexity.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
11/13/2009

A very earthy nose of mushrooms, wet soil and truffles. Firm acids on the attack, give way to sour cherry and raspberry flavors. The finish is taught, but offers good fruit and some nice vanilla tones from the oak.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
09/21/2009

Like pinot noir up until the finish, then it has a dried cranberry quality and turns a bit funky and vegetal. Weird spice character. I'll stick with pinot noir. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: BasilNew
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3.50 5
04/11/2010

I've always preferred Pinot from Santa Barbara or the Santa Lucia Highlands, but Carneros has started to find its groove. This Pinot has more of a cinnamon spice as opposed to the smoky plum flavors of the former. A bit of earth. Good structure and complexity for a Pinot under $25. I will start trying some more Pinot's from the Carneros region. Will buy again.


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External Reviews for Chandon Pinot Noir Usa California North California North San Pablo Bay Carneros Pinot Noir S

External Review
07/13/2010

Chandon Pinot Meunier 2007 is rich and has vibrant aromas of lavender, plum, and white pepper escape from the glass of this garnet-colored wine with hints of raspberry, nutmeg and sweet tobacco following suit. Luscious flavors of cherries, red plums and strawberries are immediately evident while inherent earthiness and brown spice characteristics develop in the finish. The finely-grained tannins contribute to the silkiness on the mid-palate leading to a fresh finish that will make this wine a welcome companion to a variety of foods.


External Review
05/17/2010

Rich, vibrant aromas of lavender, plum, and white pepper escape from the glass of this garnet-colored wine with hints of raspberry, nutmeg and sweet tobacco following suit. Luscious flavors of cherries, red plums and strawberries are immediately evident while inherent earthiness and brown spice characteristics develop in the finish. The finely-grained tannins contribute to the silkiness on the mid-palate leading to a fresh finish that will make this wine a welcome companion to a variety of foods. - Winery


External Review
07/06/2011

WS 90pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: Offers good richness, density and complexity of flavors, which are layered and built around wild berry, huckleberry, fresh earth and floral scents. Full-bodied, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2015. 13,500 cases made. Winemaker Notes - While Domaine Chandon is best known as one of America's top sparkling wine houses, we also produce limited quantities of still wines from estate grown vineyards. We craft these wines by drawing on our experience with the traditional champagne varieties and by showcasing select parcels from our Carneros ranch, where we were among the pioneering growers of this appellation. The Carneros terrain is of well-drained rolling hills and a cool climate due to the influence of nearby San Pablo Bay. This is perfect Pinot Noir country from which Domaine Chandon has been crafting small quantities of this varietal since 1996. As one of the most challenging yet rewarding grape varieties...


External Review
04/12/2011

winemaker's notes:The wine is garnet in color with expressive aromas of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry jam with classic Pinot Meunier notes of brown spice, truffles and earth. On the palate,


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03/03/2010

Domaine Chandon Pinot Meunier Carneros 2007 750ML


External Review
09/23/2011

"The 2007 Carneros Pinot Noir exhibits delicate aromas of lavender


External Review
04/12/2011

The Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir is plum red with cherry hues. The aroma reveals layers of raspberry, plum andtoffee with notes of truffle and spicy cinnamon. The wine is silky, with rich flavors of ch


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Wine Tasting Notes Intriguing aromas of brown spice, cinnamon, truffle, and rhubarb overlay notes of red currant. The palate is soft, long and complex. Flavors of candy apple and cherry complement a lusciously sweet and spicy finish.

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