Domaine Carneros Le Reve 2006

Vintage from Carneros, California

Item No. 120273
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • WE95
  • WS91
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

As with many great wines, 2006 Le Rêve has been crafted to be a long-lived classic. Generous aromas of buttery, yeasty brioche, white flowers, stone fruit, honeysuckle, pear, quince, fig and lime make for a seductive overture. The wine's rich, round palate with its notes of white fruit, crème brûlée and toasted almond lingers through an extraordinarily long, silky finish.

Delicious with crab, lobster and scallops, poultry dishes, goat cheese and double or triple cream cheeses. This wine is destined to be a long-lived classic, capable of aging gracefully for 15 years or more.

Critical Acclaim

"Made entirely from Chardonnay, it shows real delicacy and richness, with a mousse as smooth as fine satin. Flavorwise, it's enormously rich, suggesting oranges, limes, honey, vanilla, toast and the sweet, yeasty doughiness of a brioche pastry. Really gorgeous, a worthy followup to the fabulous 2005 La Rêve."
95 Points

"Sleek and refined, with floral Asian pear and white chocolate aromas, offering crisp yet supple flavors of baked apple, brioche and cinnamon, finishing on a creamy, vibrant note."
91 Points

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Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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