Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir California Reserve NV
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 Pinot Noir California Reserve
Very fresh and complex on the nose with complex notes of dried citrus zest, chalk, smoke, mineral and slightly balsamic tones. In the mouth this medium weight wine shows a certain sense of restraint but offers up layers of dried orchard fruits and exotic spice top notes, with toast and toasted nut accents. With good length on the finish and nice persistence to the fruit flavors. 90pts
Beautiful hazelnut character. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09
-Tasted at Domaine Chandon 12/27/10
This had a very delicate nose, but was something that I liked very much. I did catch a bit of honey on the nose, and the spritz added a freshness to it. On the palette, this is much darker than a champagne. It has a creamy mouthfeel, but notes of dark fruits. It is a very enjoyable wine to drink, but for me, the carbonation is just too much. I think that is entirely just a personal preference, and it probably has just the right amount of carbonation for what it is supposed to be.
Very refreshing, light champagne. Not overly sweet.
This is the wine I serve with eggs benedict on christmas and easter mornings.
I loved this when when I tasted it at the vineyard in Napa. It has a lovely cream and hazlenut flavor - much smoother than other sparkling wines I've had. I am actually in a search now to find it in Massachusetts!
External Reviews for Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir California Reserve
#42, TOP 100 WINES, 93 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST. The Chandon Pinot Noir Brut shows a beautiful Pinotesque weight, with a cherried edge to the lime and yeast flavors; one of the best Chandon bubblies