Domaine Chandon Brut Classic
Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from California
This wine offers the balance and elegance that has become Chandon's hallmark style. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshing dry finish. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet.
Wine Spectator - "Lively and crisp, with user-friendly flavors of tart apple, lemon and spicy vanilla. Drink now. 396,000 cases made. "
Wine Enthusiast - "A blend of 68% Chardonnay and 12% Pinot Noir from sundry Northern California sites, this is a dry, citrusy and easy-drinking sparkling wine, ideal for special get togethers or as an opener to the night. Fresh pear and citrus intermingle throughout bright acidity and a lingering finish."
Domaine Chandon Winery
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. View all Domaine Chandon Wines
About Other CaliforniaView a map of Other California wineries
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few. Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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15 ratings, 4 with reviewsFrederick Fierst - Florence, MA34/2/2017Anonymous - Dedham, MA41/22/2017cbarnhart - Brooklyn, NY41/14/2017dcgagnier - Tupper Lake, NY41/10/2017Anonymous - Melville, NY41/8/2017312/25/20163/5 for the price it is sold at. Aroma and flavors of Chardonnay grapes and golden apple stand out unbalanced and mask the hints of citrus, pear, and yeast. I would instead recommend similarly priced Gloria Ferrer or Roederer bruts, which are much more pleasantly balanced and accentuated by each ingredient the wines are imbued with.Anonymous - Washington, DC412/16/2016Rachelgeissler - Staten Island, NY512/13/2016Bergsund - Belvedere Tiburon, CA33/25/2011Victoria Ratcliff - Aberdeen, WA34/20/2016Malibooze - Cameron, LA411/7/2015This Is versatile and I pair with everything. Not as bright as the Blanc de noir. But a good backup.rfclayton - Fort Myers, FL46/6/2014Very competitive. I would buy, but I see a much better deal.59/13/201256/21/2012ross davis - Oceanport, NJ410/9/2008A good choice for a dry wine