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About Domaine Carneros
Champagne Taittinger opened its showplace winery in Carneros in 1989, where it specializes in making sparkling wines that are creamy yet light on their feet. Winemaker Eileen Crane, handpicked by Claude Taittinger for her position at Carneros, specializes in sparkling wines, and has managed the Domaine's organically farmed vineyard from the start.
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(99% chardonnay and 1% pinot blanc): Light, bright yellow. Aromas of pear, lime and anise, with toasty lees and honey accents adding depth. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering intense orchard fruit flavors and a hint of dusty talc. Closes on a nervy, dry note, with very good clarity and lingering spiciness. I really like this wine's balance and vivacity.