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Domaine Carneros Brut Rose 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Three years Dusty rose petals along with earthy yeasty undertones support strawberry and earthy wild berry fruit on the nose. While creamy up front, this turns round and moderately rich but nicely firm with acids on the midpalate. With a hint of peach at its core then strawberry and cranberry fruit leading to the clean finish with nice brioche and cream notes this shows some attractive complexity. Additional time in the glass reveals flavors of apricot torte, and a hint of tangerine, as this turns quite aromatic in the mouth, particularly on the backend which is long and picks up a little mineral tinge and some fresh dough on the finale. A lovely rose. 92pts

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Domaine Carneros:
Domaine Carneros in the heart of Carneros, is the California expression of the tradition and excellence of its founder, Champagne Taittinger. Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines. The main château and terrace are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. The last se... Read more
Domaine Carneros in the heart of Carneros, is the California expression of the tradition and excellence of its founder, Champagne Taittinger. Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines. The main château and terrace are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. The last service of the day is at 5:45 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Please see our Visit Us section for information on daily tours. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Domaine Carneros Brut Rose

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 12/23/2013

Three years Dusty rose petals along with earthy yeasty undertones support strawberry and earthy wild berry fruit on the nose. While creamy up front, this turns round and moderately rich but nicely firm with acids on the midpalate. With a hint of peach at its core then strawberry and cranberry fruit leading to the clean finish with nice brioche and cream notes this shows some attractive complexity. Additional time in the glass reveals flavors of apricot torte, and a hint of tangerine, as this turns quite aromatic in the mouth, particularly on the backend which is long and picks up a little mineral tinge and some fresh dough on the finale. A lovely rose. 92pts


Member Reviews for Domaine Carneros Brut Rose

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.60 5
Vintage: 2010 12/23/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,963
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 10/18/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: aaronapugh
42457109
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/02/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: DivideGuy
1848073
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 05/23/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 01/18/2010

aromas of strawberry and peach with a little crispness. A finish of strawberry and cream on the palate.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,448
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 01/11/2010

Salmon in color with noses of strawberry and rose petals. Lovely sparkling rose. First in the taste is strawberry and then white fruits. Lots of different things going on. Very nice.


Snooth User: rachel27
4551867
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 03/28/2008

Floral notes and strawberry flavor. Light and refreshing, slightly sweet.


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External Reviews for Domaine Carneros Brut Rose

External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/20/2013

Very much a true Blanc de Blancs in terms of its lightness and its graceful step the latest Le Rjve does not lack in the least for complexity or range and whatever it might sacrifice in sheer power is more than made up for by elegance. It is charged by a very fine and insistent mousse and smacks of roasted lemons and creamy yeast from front to back. Its obvious polish makes it easy to sip on its own but it would also serve as an ideal companion to any number of milder delicately sauced seafoods from scallops to sole. Connoisseurs Guide.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/24/2013

With this brut-style wine, Domaine Carneros competes against California’s most serious sparkling wine contenders. It is certainly the finest Le Rêve ever, glamorous and provocative, massively flavored in lemon, lime and tangerine flavors, yet balanced and elegant, with the doughy tartness of Champagne. A great achievement.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

With this brut-style wine, Domaine Carneros competes against Californiaandrsquo;s most serious sparkling wine contenders. It is certainly the finest Le Randecirc;ve ever, glamorous and provocative, massively flavored in lemon, lime and tangerine flavors, yet balanced and elegant, with the doughy tartness of Champagne. A great achievement.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 09/27/2011

Luxurious and complex, blending an opulent texture with lively acidity. Bold aromas of brioche, almond and lemon curd lead to layered flavors of Asian pear and cinnamon spice. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/05/2009

58 % Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay make up the blend of this outstanding rose that emphasizes fruity and floral characteristics.


External Review
Vintage: NV 04/21/2010

Ein schöner trockener Rosé, der ebenfalls aus Pinot Noir und Chardonnay Trauben gekeltert wird. Dieser Sparkler hat eine wunderbar fruchtigen Charakter, die Aromen sind floral ja Sie erinnern an Rosenduft und etwas Birne. Geniessen Sie diesen Wein jung.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: NV 05/17/2010

Pale copper in color. Smooth, with a rich, creamy texture underlying the rose petal, black cherry and floral notes that turn delicate with a hint of citrus. Drink now. 2,700 cases made. -JL


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