Domaine Carneros Brut 2014
This very focused and elegant wine displays lovely notes of lime blossom, pears, and summer herbs with a hint of light toastiness. A round wine, the palate displays an array of fruit nuances of lime zest, lemon meringue, green apple and a touch of green tea.
Pairs well with seafood and meat, especially oysters and filet mignon. The winemaker's favorite is with roast chicken and a light brie
Blend: 62% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 3% Pinot Gris
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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.