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2005 Domaine Carneros Le Reve Blanc de Blancs Carneros
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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.

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2005 Domaine Carneros Le Reve Blanc de Blancs Carneros

Producer: Domaine Carneros
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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