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Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros NV
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.
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.
Editorial Reviews for Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros
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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This is my wifes go to sparkler. It has a good balance of yeast / toast and acidity.
This is a really dry sparkler with yeasty, tart sour apple notes. I personally really enjoyed this wine.
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.
Tasted at the winery 9/20/09
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
Nice! - WS Grand Tour 2011
External Reviews for Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros
"The Chandon Etoile Rose wines aromas are rich and complex - floral notes with Santa Rosa plum
Crisp yet full-bodied, with spicy and floral watermelon aromas and racy, mature flavors of citrus, guava and fresh ginger. Drink now through 2015.
The Chandon Etoile Rose wines aromas are rich and complex - floral notes with Santa Rosa plum, raspberry and nutmeg. These aromas follow through on the palate and are layered with candied ginger and pomegranate flavors, evolving into truffle, cocoa and earthy tones. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness that will stand up to a variety of foods.
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
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.
Strikes an agile balance between fresh fruit and elegant maturity. Has floral aromas of strawberry, vanilla and toast, with rich, supple black cherry, candied apple and spice that take on finesse toward the finish. Drink now through 2010.
Creamy, with citrus, cherry, herb and mineral flavors on the palate. Itandrsquo;s fresh, clean and focused, though a bit reserved for a wine with this much lees contact. Classy nonetheless.
Food Pairings for Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros
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.
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