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Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros NV

Winemaker's Notes:

étoile Rosé sparkles with a brilliant salmon color, bold yet refined berry flavors and excellent richness and length. A small amount of Pinot Noir is added prior to tirage, or secondary fermentation, to create its deliciously distinctive color. The wine is aged for a minimum of five year sur lees to add complexity and sophistication. Fruit sourcing is from our most prized vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

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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.
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Editorial Reviews for Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,206
3.00 5
12/16/2009

Lightly yeasty and toasty scents meld with notes of hazelnut and dried orchard fruits on the nose. In the mouth this is a bit coarse with an intense core of fruity apple, nectarine and citrus fruits. The finish is pretty short but offers a hint of marzipan to help add some contrast. 86pts


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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/10/2011

See Bernie Wood (Green Point) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#17): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
02/24/2013

This is a really dry sparkler with yeasty, tart sour apple notes. I personally really enjoyed this wine.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
01/30/2011

This is a really nice inexpensive bottle. Notes of yeast on the nose and on entry, followed by crisp apple and sour dough. Overall, this bottle was very elegant for this price point.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
07/29/2011

This is my wifes go to sparkler. It has a good balance of yeast / toast and acidity.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
01/29/2012

Nice! - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
09/21/2009

Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


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External Reviews for Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Moderately active, small pinpoint bubbles in the flute; rich aromas of toast, wood, apple compote with hints of grapefruit and orange; well-rounded and freshly cut apple; clean, complex with a long, balanced finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/19/2013

A classy wine, with distinct Pinot Noir character built around ripe cherry and blackberry fruit, with hints of roasted grain and dough, turning rich and complex while maintaining a sense of elegance and finesse. Drink now through 2008. 2,000 cases made. -JL


External Review
09/23/2011

"The Chandon Etoile Rose wines aromas are rich and complex - floral notes with Santa Rosa plum


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A rich, intense style, with a light pink color and raspberry, tar and yeast aromas followed by full-bodied strawberry, loam and spice flavors. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Rich and full-bodied, offering cherry and spicy vanilla aromas, with layered flavors of baked apple, cinnamon and toasted almond. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Balance and elegance, with nutty flavors and hints of brioche; flavors of buttered wheat toast and apples; solid wine and good value.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

Crisp yet full-bodied, with spicy and floral watermelon aromas and racy, mature flavors of citrus, guava and fresh ginger. Drink now through 2015.


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Tasting Notes:

In keeping with the traditional ros_ winemaking 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 is elegant and restrained with fresh aromas of plum, raspberry and nutmeg. These aromas follow through on the palate and are layered with subtle and delicate flavors of cocoa powder. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness that will stand up to a variety of foods.

étoile Rosé sparkles with a brilliant salmon color, bold yet refined berry flavors and excellent richness and length. A small amount of Pinot Noir is added prior to tirage, or secondary fermentation, to create its deliciously distinctive color. The wine is aged for a minimum of five year sur lees to add complexity and sophistication. Fruit sourcing is from our most prized vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

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