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2007 Domaine Carneros Brut 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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2007 Domaine Carneros Brut Carneros

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

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay; only 2% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation):  Light yellow-gold.  Pear, melon and honey on the pungent nose.  Juicy and broad, with sappy orchard fruit flavors braced by a tangy lemon zest nuance.  Finishes with good clarity and bite, leaving a bitter citrus note behind.

89 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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