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Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir California Reserve NV

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A complex sparkling wine created in a robust style that offers weight and dimension to the palate. With extended time on the yeast this wine has a creamy texture combining aromas of toasted hazelnuts with notes of black cherry baked apple and ginger.

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Winery: Domaine Chandon
Color: Rosé
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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.

Editorial Reviews for Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir California Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,176
4.00 5
12/16/2009

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


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
09/21/2009

Beautiful hazelnut character. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
02/07/2011

-Tasted at Domaine Chandon 12/27/10


Snooth User: mwid625
727268171
3.50 5
02/06/2011

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.


Snooth User: naughtonkp
831851169
3.50 5
07/09/2011

Very refreshing, light champagne. Not overly sweet.


Snooth User: bubblepuppy
35105928
3.00 5
01/10/2010

This is the wine I serve with eggs benedict on christmas and easter mornings.


Snooth User: kmjudd
4596915
4.00 5
03/11/2010

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

External Review
01/29/2009

#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


External Review
10/06/2009

93WE no further case discount


External Review
10/06/2009

A complex sparkling wine created in a robust style that offers weight and dimension to the palate. With extended time on the yeast this wine has a creamy texture combining aromas of toasted hazelnuts with notes of black cherry baked apple and ginger.



A complex sparkling wine created in a robust style that offers weight and dimension to the palate. With extended time on the yeast this wine has a creamy texture combining aromas of toasted hazelnuts with notes of black cherry baked apple and ginger.

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