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Domaine Chandon Champagne Blend California Étoile Rosé 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

In keeping with the traditional method, we add a small amount of red wine (Pinot Noir) prior to tirage to create the distinctive salmon color with copper hues. The wine's aroma is rich yet elegant with plum and dark cherry fruit layered over notes of nutmeg and cocoa. A bold, yet refined palate structure characterizes this wine with subtle but persistent flavors of raspberry and French toast. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness that will stand up to a variety of foods.

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 Domaine Chandon Champagne Blend California Étoile Rosé

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Snooth User: jmf
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2.50 5
11/19/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Chandon Champagne Blend California Étoile Rosé

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

The color of Chandon Rose Sparkling wine is a dramatic deep pink with a blush of sunset. Intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors are interwoven with apple, pear, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at triage. The overall impression is one of bold vibrancy and impact from start to finish.


External Review
Source: Bowery And Vine
01/19/2011

In the glass, the color is a dramatic deep pink with a blush of sunset. Intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors are interwoven with apple, pear, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure. The overall impression is one of bold vibrancy and impact from start to finish.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Chandon Rose Sparkling wine has a dramatic deep pink color with a blush of sunset. Strong ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors are interlaced with apple, pear, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at triage.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Chandon Rose is exceptional in both flavor and appearance due to the addition of still Pinot Noir at tirage, a winemaking choice which defines the style. Fruit for the sparkling base wine is harvested early for delicate flavor, crispness and lower alcohol. Still wine grapes are picked at greater ripeness for intense flavor development. Adding still Pinot Noir to the base wine at tirage provides deeper color and structure to this style, differentiating it from Blanc de Noirs. TASTING NOTES In the glass, the color is a dramatic deep pink with a blush of sunset. Intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors are interwoven with apple, pear, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at triage. The overall impression is one of bold vibrancy and impact from start to finish. FOOD & WINE PAIRING Both sparkling and Rose style wines have exploded in popularity as consumers discover their versatility with food. Chandon Rosé combines the best of both with a sparkling rosé delicious with cuisines from all around the globe. The well-developed fruit and structure of this wine make it a perfect partner with intensely flavored dishes from Asia and Latin America as well as more traditional Mediterranean and continental fare including seafood, shellfish, duck and lamb.


External Review
11/27/2012

Offers lively raspberry and graham cracker aromas, with crisp, festive strawberry, Gala apple and spice flavors that rally toward the zesty finish.


External Review
01/29/2009

Well-crafted, intense and concentrated, with mature, appealing black cherry, candied apple, melon and spice. Clean and refreshing, it offers delicacy and finesse. From the Winemaker From the Winemaker


External Review
03/05/2009

Soft, slightly dry, fruit forward style.



In keeping with the traditional method, we add a small amount of red wine (Pinot Noir) prior to tirage to create the distinctive salmon color with copper hues. The wine's aroma is rich yet elegant with plum and dark cherry fruit layered over notes of nutmeg and cocoa. A bold, yet refined palate structure characterizes this wine with subtle but persistent flavors of raspberry and French toast. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness that will stand up to a variety of foods.

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