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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Domaine Chandon Ramal Road Reserve Pinot Noir 2002
Domaine Chandon Ramal Road Reserve Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 85755)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Domaine Chandon has been farming Carneros Pinot Noir for over 30 years. Over this time, we have identified and developed select parcels within our 800-acre ranch that consistently produce the highest quality fruit, culminating in our first Pinot Noir release from the harvest of 1996.

Building on our Carneros Pinot Noir program, this year we launch a reserve label, a limited production bottling of the very best selections from the harvest. Passionately created to capture the distinct elements of our most prized parcels, eight unique barrels have been selected to reflect the individual contribution made by differences in clonal material, site selection, and barrel coopers.

Aromas of blackberry and raspberry fruit complement the savory nuances of coffee, licorice, and truffle. The wine is rich and voluptuous with flavors of blueberry, cinnamon, and chocolate, finishing with soft oak accents.

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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.