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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Domaine Chandon Etoile 2000
Domaine Chandon Etoile 2000
(search item no. 92893)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
0 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
0 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Etoile embodies Domaine Chandon's commitment to crafting the finest sparkling wine in America. The winemaking team has carte blanche in creating this wine. They have absolute freedom to break from all traditional limitations and commonly accepted rules in sparkling wine making. This philosophy is now also visibly represented by the use of a crown seal. This unconventional closure symbolizes Domaine Chandon's commitment to providing the best sparkling wine to their consumers.

Tiny bubbles elevate a complex bouquet of honey, butterscotch and toasted hazelnuts. A myriad of flavors evolve on the palate including baked pear, apple crisp and ginger honey flavors. These flavors intensify across the palate and combined with ├ętoile's creamy and seamless structure, continue to evolve through the lingering, savory finish.

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About Domaine Chandon:

As the first American sparking wine venture by a French Champagne house (Moet & Chandon), Domaine Chandon has been a leader in sparkling wine production since 1973. Bringing hundreds of years of winemaking tradition and experience to the Napa Valley, Chandon's principal achievement has been to craft a range of sparkling wines that reflect California's vibrant regional character, yet remain true to the practices of methode traditionnelle. In 1990, the winery parlayed its experience with the classic Champagne varieties into an exciting varietal wine collection. Domaine Chandon continually strives to seek new ways to heighten its reputation as the fullest hospitality experience in Napa Valley, and to provide its guests with inspiration to entertain with Chandon at home.