Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend

9.0896 ratings
9.0135 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

More serious style with oak influences and no sweetness. SM

More serious style with oak influences and no sweetness. SM

Feb 20th, 2020
Douglas Braun

2013 Bread dough , biscuit aromas, apple , spice great acidity (has aged nicely for a six year old wine)

2013 Bread dough , biscuit aromas, apple , spice great acidity (has aged nicely for a six year old wine)

Nov 20th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Has aged well -

Has aged well -

Aug 20th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Est. in 1987, belongs to Champagne Taittinger (personal favorite) considered the concept in 1947 in the mind of Claude Taittinger. 138 acre estate is situated in the Carneros appellation of CA. A blend (changes ea year) of 35% Chard, 62% Pinot Noir & 3% Pinot Gris, aged 3 1/2 years in the bottle. Aromas of stone fruit and toasty spice. Raspberry and peach flavors, complex, with citrus notes in a fine mousse with good bubble flow. Well structured, vibrant lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Will benefit from some aging.

Est. in 1987, belongs to Champagne Taittinger (personal favorite) considered the concept in 1947 in the mind of Claude Taittinger. 138 acre estate is situated in the Carneros appellation of CA. A blend (changes ea year) of 35% Chard, 62% Pinot Noir & 3% Pinot Gris, aged 3 1/2 years in the bottle. Aromas of stone fruit and toasty spice. Raspberry and peach flavors, complex, with citrus notes in a fine mousse with good bubble flow. Well structured, vibrant lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Will benefit from some aging.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Rob Brobst III

Sitting by the big dogs is imposing. LaVar Ball standing next to Lebron....

Sitting by the big dogs is imposing. LaVar Ball standing next to Lebron....

Jul 29th, 2018
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

8.3

Toasty with a dominant note of membrillo paste channels from the nose to the palate. Really nice firm backbone with moderate length.

Toasty with a dominant note of membrillo paste channels from the nose to the palate. Really nice firm backbone with moderate length.

2 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2014
Alcuz Oñate Alvarez

Extremely right sparkling wine. Elegant, aromatic, refreshing, and all in equilibrium. Nice color and persistent bubbles.

Extremely right sparkling wine. Elegant, aromatic, refreshing, and all in equilibrium. Nice color and persistent bubbles.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2020
Caleb Schiff

👌👌

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1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2019
Paco Suro

Refreshing. Bigger bubbles. A hint of sweetness.

Refreshing. Bigger bubbles. A hint of sweetness.

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2019
Paul Weil

This brut sparkler is a bit on the tart side — but it works. It is slightly bitter, but a pleasant bite to the finish, a bit analogous to the copper tang of an IPA. It is also extremely versatile as a food wine. Bubbliness is at the frizzante level.

This brut sparkler is a bit on the tart side — but it works. It is slightly bitter, but a pleasant bite to the finish, a bit analogous to the copper tang of an IPA. It is also extremely versatile as a food wine. Bubbliness is at the frizzante level.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2018