Domaine Carneros Winery Carneros
California outpost of the Champagne house TAITTINGER. As well as the sparklers it has recently been producing some stylish and reasonably impressive Pinot Noirs. These are in a ripe and full berry fruit style. Famous Gate is aged for 10 months in one half new oak and has a little structure; the Domaine bottle is softer and more immediately accessible. Avante-Garde, an entry-level example, has now been added. The Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs is the pinnacle of the sparkling range which now totals eight wines. It is a wine of some considerable style, almost exclusively Chardonnay with a tiny proportion of Pinot Blanc. Real complexity is gained from the 5 years spent on lees. (DM)
To find out more about Domaine Carneros and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Napa and Carneros..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)