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Chandon Sparkling Wine California

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Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Not quite convincing as far as either fruit or yeasty richness is concerned, this bottling shows neither the range nor the fine creamy mousse that its larger format usually predicts. That said, it is a solid enough sparkler that succeeds by dint of its youthful drive, and, while we like its brightness and bounce, we wish it lived up to big-bottle promise.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.

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Winery: Domaine Chandon
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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.

External Reviews for Chandon Sparkling Wine California

11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Not quite convincing as far as either fruit or yeasty richness is concerned, this bottling shows neither the range nor the fine creamy mousse that its larger format usually predicts. That said, it is a solid enough sparkler that succeeds by dint of its youthful drive, and, while we like its brightness and bounce, we wish it lived up to big-bottle promise.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Here is a clean, slightly simple, lightly fruity wine that leans a little to yeast without going very far. It is nicely balanced and fairly frothy with the barest suggestion of ginger ale at the end. It is likeable stuff, and it at least reaches for richness even if its grasp comes up just a bit short.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Our favorite of Chandon's current roster of bubblies, this fruity, fairly substantial Rosé speaks with a clear Pinot Noir voice and still finds room for a nice trim of yeast. It is as frothy and well-filled with bubbles as one could want, and its very slight streak of eleventh-hour astringency lends a proper bit of vinous Rosé grip that points the way to very successful service with slightly richer foods.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. A full dose of toasty autolyzed character and an attractive note of brioche and sweet biscuits give this lightly pink-salmon colored wine a touch more range than is often found in Blanc de Noirs. Its frothy, creamy mousse is well-suited to the slightly developed flavors, and if vestigial suggestions of candied cherries remind of its chosen style, this one comfortably shows hints of complexity ready to replace youthful vivacity.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. There is just enough toast in its aromas to confirm that it spent some time on the yeast, but this bottling is geared first and last to fruit and smacks a bit of slightly sweet rosé in style. An edge of astringency emerges in its mildly bitter finish, and, while very foamy to start, it lets goes of its bubbles early and flattens out at the end.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Here is a clean


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. There is just enough toast in its aromas to confirm that it spent some time on the yeast


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