Domaine Chandon

Carneros Pinot Meunier

9.0166 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Meunier
Top Notes For
Cory Fierro

First time trying a 100% pinot meunier and it has completely baffled and intrigued my group. Super underripe strawberries on the nose along with ridiculously tart cherries and pomegranate and greenness without being vegetal. There's a bright and juicy acidity throughout the palate that reminds me of gamay from Beaujolais but it is lacking in body. I like it, but I'm not sure I'll search it out after this.

First time trying a 100% pinot meunier and it has completely baffled and intrigued my group. Super underripe strawberries on the nose along with ridiculously tart cherries and pomegranate and greenness without being vegetal. There's a bright and juicy acidity throughout the palate that reminds me of gamay from Beaujolais but it is lacking in body. I like it, but I'm not sure I'll search it out after this.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2015
Perry Riddle

Soft red fruit and subtle brown spice. An alternative for Cali Pinot Noir

Soft red fruit and subtle brown spice. An alternative for Cali Pinot Noir

Aug 19th, 2015
Christian Gourdin

Rarely do I get to drink Pinot Meunier but tonight it's on the menu and I'm enjoying this juicy juice. #Chandon #PinotMeunier #wine #Yountville #California big juice with lots of red fruit with spice and great structure

Rarely do I get to drink Pinot Meunier but tonight it's on the menu and I'm enjoying this juicy juice. #Chandon #PinotMeunier #wine #Yountville #California big juice with lots of red fruit with spice and great structure

Jun 28th, 2015
Charles Ludwig

Ripe, smokey, juicy and with great lift and length

Ripe, smokey, juicy and with great lift and length

May 11th, 2015
Aaron Means

Fun and fresh in the same fashion that makes Beaujolais a treat.

Fun and fresh in the same fashion that makes Beaujolais a treat.

Apr 1st, 2015
Kuan Lim

Earthy with raspberry tones. Medium bodies and medium plus acidity with black and blue berry finish ..

Earthy with raspberry tones. Medium bodies and medium plus acidity with black and blue berry finish ..

Feb 26th, 2015
Darcie Leib

Cherry on the nose. Earth, minerality, and acidity on the palate. Very old world style finish.

Cherry on the nose. Earth, minerality, and acidity on the palate. Very old world style finish.

Feb 6th, 2015
Bryan Calandrelli

Regional Editor New York Cork Report

8.8

The other Pinot

The other Pinot

Dec 24th, 2013
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.0

Deep rose color. Aromas of strawberries, red raspberries, sweet fern, ripe tomato—it's a very bright, sweet-smelling wine. Great acidity and light body on the palate, with modest and supple tannins. There are more strawberry notes here, along with raspberries and cranberries, which finish with a nice flare of acidity. Overall, this is a fruit-driven wine, light-hearted but elegant. 13.5% abv | $28 (New Hampshire)

Deep rose color. Aromas of strawberries, red raspberries, sweet fern, ripe tomato—it's a very bright, sweet-smelling wine. Great acidity and light body on the palate, with modest and supple tannins. There are more strawberry notes here, along with raspberries and cranberries, which finish with a nice flare of acidity. Overall, this is a fruit-driven wine, light-hearted but elegant. 13.5% abv | $28 (New Hampshire)

Nov 27th, 2013
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Blind tasting. Thought it was Pinot Noir from California, not far off. Nice wine too

Blind tasting. Thought it was Pinot Noir from California, not far off. Nice wine too

Aug 15th, 2013