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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Domaine Carneros Brut 1999
Domaine Carneros Brut 1999
(search item no. 56970)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1994 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This superb, handcrafted sparkling wine, immediately reminiscent of the Taittinger style, is marked by an exceptional refinement and finesse. Its brilliant straw gold color is punctuated by strands of persistent, pinpoint bubbles. The subtle, ripe fruit richness of the Pinot Noir is balanced by the elegant depth and structure of the Chardonnay, converging in notes of toast and vanilla which linger in the extended finish.
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About Domaine Carneros:

A joint venture between Champagne Taittinger and Kobrand Corporation, partners who are perfectionists in their fields, Domaine Carneros has established itself since its inception in 1987 as one of California's finest producers of premium quality, methode traditionelle sparkling wines. The inspiration for Domaine Carneros belongs to Champagne Taittinger; the first glimmerings of the concept were shaped in the mind of Claude Taittinger in 1947. The 138 acre estate is situated in the Carneros appellation of Northern California, a 36,900 acre viticultural area which straddles the border between the Napa and Sonoma counties at their southern extremity. The estate's vineyards extend up a slope rising to a crest overlooking San Francisco and San Pablo Bay, with an elevation of 120 to 260 feet above sea level.