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Domaine Carneros Champagne Blend Carneros Brut 2005

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92 points Wine Spectator: `Beautifully focused and refined with Gala apple and raspberry aromas and flavors that are crisp yet layered with creamy lemon and lime notes and a finish that lingers with mineral and a hint of yeast. Drink now through 2012.` (11/08) And according to Wine Enthusiast: `...dry and crisp and elegantly constructed with rich flavors of citrus fruits yeasty baked dough and vanilla. Drink now.`

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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

Member Reviews for Domaine Carneros Champagne Blend Carneros Brut

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.50 5
01/18/2010

Traditional method, certified organic, and estate grown. Aromas of yellow lemon biscuits apples, pears, and white peaches. The palate also gives the flavors of lemon biscuits, peach, melon, honeysuckle and apricots, a complexity of flavors, a creaminess throughout the entire experience and excellent with cheeses! I had the pleasure of tasting at Domaine Carneros and paired well with brie, goat, and a mild cheddar cheese. My fiance and I enjoyed it so much that we purchased a magnum!


Snooth User: happyrobot
41780337
3.00 5
04/05/2009

A very nice sparkling wine from California that has the requisite yeasty/bread aromas as well as nice ripe fruit. I believe this one has a tiny percentage of Pinot Blanc, that I could swear I was picking up on (although I think it was my imagination as my palate isn't that good). All in all, a great value for sparkling.


Snooth User: Lara at Oriel
182803118
0.00 5
06/29/2009

Had a glass this weekend-- it was a lovely wine with nice complexity. A very nice choice at around $20/bottle.


Snooth User: elord9
15013860
0.00 5
05/19/2009

Eric Asimov's Times Review: Toasty and creamy, with lively flavors of lemon and apple.


Snooth User: Mirenda
8275867
3.50 5
01/20/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Carneros Champagne Blend Carneros Brut

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Smooth, rich and creamy, with layers of fig, vanilla, pear and hazelnut, gaining depth and complexity. Finishes with a touch of anise. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A touch coarse and earthy, but enough rich pear, honey and toasty notes pour through to keep it interesting. Ready now.


External Review
03/05/2009

Produced by Taittinger, this is an excellent value in California sparkling wine. It has an impressive complexity with aromas of yeast, apples, vanilla and spice, and a smooth finish.


External Review
10/06/2009

92WS see above next screen for discounted case price


External Review
10/06/2009

92 points Wine Spectator: `Beautifully focused and refined with Gala apple and raspberry aromas and flavors that are crisp yet layered with creamy lemon and lime notes and a finish that lingers with mineral and a hint of yeast. Drink now through 2012.` (11/08) And according to Wine Enthusiast: `...dry and crisp and elegantly constructed with rich flavors of citrus fruits yeasty baked dough and vanilla. Drink now.`


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Yeasty and breadlike, with a fine bead. Creamy and elegant, with citrus and pear flavors. Lots of finesse and complexity here; comes close to impersonating Champagne.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Appealing aromas of Gala apple, toasted almond and vanilla lead to focused, creamy Asian pear and spice flavors that finish with a vibrant crispness. Drink now through 2012.


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92 points Wine Spectator: `Beautifully focused and refined with Gala apple and raspberry aromas and flavors that are crisp yet layered with creamy lemon and lime notes and a finish that lingers with mineral and a hint of yeast. Drink now through 2012.` (11/08) And according to Wine Enthusiast: `...dry and crisp and elegantly constructed with rich flavors of citrus fruits yeasty baked dough and vanilla. Drink now.`

Dietary Information: Organic


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