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Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros Famous Gate 2004

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This wine has rich, dark flavors of black cherry, blackberry, currants, chocolate and baking spice that mingle with hints of smoke and toast. The soft, velvety texture and elegant structure will allow the wine to gracefully mature over time. Blend: 100% estate grown pinot noir

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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 Pinot Noir Carneros Famous Gate

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Snooth User: rgoode
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3.00 5
01/21/2008

After some really nice champagne from this house I expected more from the base grape. Somewhat acidic and... amateur? Much better at champagne.


Snooth User: JohnWW
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4.00 5
07/10/2008

Soft supple seductive almost slutty.


Snooth User: wumanjoo
324257
5.00 5
11/06/2007

It's unfortunate the Famous Gate is only available from the winery directly. The wine is smooth and luxurious as silk. It nearly brought tears to my eyes!


Snooth User: ELLYN
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4.50 5
11/07/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros Famous Gate

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

The folks at Domaine Carneros know a thing or two about Pinot Noir and especially Carneros Pinot Noir. The California sister of Taittinger Champagne (which itself has undergone ownership turmoil recently), Dom. Carneros has been making some of the U.S.’s best sparkling wine for years. It started making still wine from Pinot in 1992 and is now getting it right, from perhaps the Napa Valley’s most challenging region.This Pinot – one of three made by Eileen Crane – has some proper “brett” aromas in the nose as well as on the palate. (The yeast brettanomyces found in many Burgundian houses which lends a barnyard-like aroma that is to some, a serendipitously positive characteristic of the variety.) Nonetheless, the wine is perfectly balanced with deep, layered flavors of minerality.The wine spent 10 months in Burgundy barrels, 35 percent of which were new. The listed alcohol is 13.7 percent, indicative of the cool-climate Carneros. There were 7,500 cases produced.



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This wine has rich, dark flavors of black cherry, blackberry, currants, chocolate and baking spice that mingle with hints of smoke and toast. The soft, velvety texture and elegant structure will allow the wine to gracefully mature over time. Blend: 100% estate grown pinot noir

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