Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend

9.0103 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Domaine Carneros established in 1987 and belongs to Champagne Taittinger (a personal favorite) considered the concept in 1947 in the mind of Claude Taittinger. The 138 acre estate is situated in the Carneros appellation of CA. A blend of 58% Chardonnay & 42% Pinot Noir, crisp aromas of stone fruits and floral scents. Apple and pear flavors with citrus notes in a fine mousse with good bubble flow. Creamy texture, well structured, lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Will age!! Nice!

Domaine Carneros established in 1987 and belongs to Champagne Taittinger (a personal favorite) considered the concept in 1947 in the mind of Claude Taittinger. The 138 acre estate is situated in the Carneros appellation of CA. A blend of 58% Chardonnay & 42% Pinot Noir, crisp aromas of stone fruits and floral scents. Apple and pear flavors with citrus notes in a fine mousse with good bubble flow. Creamy texture, well structured, lingering finish ending with mineral tones. Will age!! Nice!

Jul 2nd, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 58% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir, pale yellow with crisp aromas of stone fruits with a touch of floral scents. On the palate pear and apple flavors, some citrus nuances with fine bubbles and light mousse. The finish has a creamy texture, well structured, ending with toasty notes and yeasty tang that lingers. This 2011 has good aging potential. I still have some 2007 in my cellar that is tasting great now.

A blend of 58% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir, pale yellow with crisp aromas of stone fruits with a touch of floral scents. On the palate pear and apple flavors, some citrus nuances with fine bubbles and light mousse. The finish has a creamy texture, well structured, ending with toasty notes and yeasty tang that lingers. This 2011 has good aging potential. I still have some 2007 in my cellar that is tasting great now.

Jun 15th, 2016
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Great green apple, light citrus. Extremely pleasant.

Great green apple, light citrus. Extremely pleasant.

Feb 12th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful, crisp, nice minerals.

Beautiful, crisp, nice minerals.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Demi sec.

Demi sec.

Aug 18th, 2015
JJ Lumia

Wow this has aged wonderfully. Rich and creamy with apple crisp and toasted brioche. Full of fruit but still dry enough to keep complex, fun, and interesting.

Wow this has aged wonderfully. Rich and creamy with apple crisp and toasted brioche. Full of fruit but still dry enough to keep complex, fun, and interesting.

Jul 4th, 2019
Wade Fee

Great with savory food, brings out the wonderful fruit in this Sparkler.

Great with savory food, brings out the wonderful fruit in this Sparkler.

Apr 12th, 2018
Lauren

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Apr 2nd, 2017
Jules Janke

Smooth, great flavor

Smooth, great flavor

Nov 25th, 2016
Nigel Stuke

Better than average for American sparkling. A bit of sour grapes and a bit of brioche / yeasty flavor.

Better than average for American sparkling. A bit of sour grapes and a bit of brioche / yeasty flavor.

Oct 31st, 2016