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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Domaine Carneros Brut 2009
Domaine Carneros Brut 2009
(search item no. 126146)
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2003 The Wine News 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:

Aromas of baked apple, golden apple, lime zest, honeycomb and vanilla marry with brioche on a very round palate. This graceful wine features a remarkably well-integrated dosage and notes of toasty brioche often found in a fine aged cuvée. The hallmark of Domaine Carneros wines, a luxuriously long finish, rewards each sip. Exceptionally delicious now, this wine will continue to develop complexity for another decade with proper cellaring.

Savor this vintage Brut on its own, or enjoy its pairing versatility with oysters, fish and shellfish, poultry, most Asian cuisine and even rich cheeses.

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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.