Champagne & Sparkling    Rosé    Carneros    California   
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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee de la Pompadour
Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee de la Pompadour
(search item no. 96844)
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Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $35.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Cuvée de la Pompadour, celebrates the life and times of Madame de Pompadour (the great courtesan and mistress of Louis XV) who is credited with introducing Champagne to the court and was an influential tastemaker in the matters of art, architecture and philosophy–famous for her comment, "Champagne is the only wine a woman can drink and remain beautiful."

Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé is a wine of great balance, emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics to a greater extent than evident in the Brut or Le Rêve. It is made strictly with artisan attention to quality, with sourcing exclusively from Carneros and the use of time-honored Champenoise methods of production. A blend of 58% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay, the Brut Rosé is meant to be enjoyed at a fairly young age, when the fruity character is still predominant yet there is enough age to make the wine round and balanced.

The wine's aroma has hints of wild strawberries and roses with notes of peach Although a pale pink in color, Brut Rosé is not sweeter than our other wines. It is a true Brut.

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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.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 116195)
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PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark black in color, the nose gives aromas of fresh raspberries and ripe, red cherries with notes of vanilla and cocoa powder. Background notes come through over time of roasted coffee bean and a touch of pencil lead. The palate is smooth and rich with ripe, developed tannins giving the wine a full arc in the mouth and giving flavors of blackberry and a hint of smoky, sweet oak.
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About Sequoia Grove Vineyards:

Sequoia Grove is located in the prime Rutherford District of the California Napa Valley. Rutherford is renowned for producing some of America's finest quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The 24-acre estate is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pitit Verdot, Malbec, and Chardonnay vines. These choice vineyards yeilded their first estate bottled Chardonnay in 1980 and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1982 vintage. The Allen family's aim is to perserve the natural character and intensity of that extraordinary fruit from the vineyard. With choice grapes, expertise, and love of the craft, Sequoia Grove continues to live up to a notable reputation for premiere wine production.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Chile    South America   
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The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 115324)
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PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of black fruit and vanilla, loaded with flavors of ripe and juicy black fruit, combined with creamy tannins. Beautiful structure and texture framed with touches of chocolate and toffee from the oak aging. The wine will continue to develop and improve for up to 5 years.

A stealthy, silky wine, perfect for stewed and braised meats, grilled vegetables, and righteous thievery.

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About The Seeker:

The Seeker is a global brand brought to market by a family company with 65 years of experience and relationships with family wineries spanning the globe, seeking out top-quality wines from the regions that grow them best.

The Seeker crosses time zones and continents in a relentless quest for the world’s best wines, bringing the thrill of adventure and discovery with each sip.