Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut 2019 (Carneros, California) - [WS 93,
Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut 2019 (Carneros, California) - [WS 93,

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut 2019
(Carneros, California) - [WS 93, #33 Top 100 Of 2023] [JS 91] [WE 91]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Our Estate Brut Cuvée is the signature wine of Domaine Carneros. Crafted using exacting méthode traditionnelle techniques and comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from numerous blocks and clones, it is a true epitome of our estate. The tapestry of flavors that result, married with the inherent finesse of the cool Carneros fruit, create wines of depth and complexity that are enhanced by a minimum of three years of bottle age sur lie in the cellar before release. This extra bottle age yields a complex, toasty aroma and fine, pinpoint bubbles.


Tasting Notes

Richness and complexity begin on the nose, with bounding aromas of lemon zest, green apples, white flowers, and a hint of brioche. The palate is round and full, revealing poached pear, yuzu, honeycomb, lemon crisp, and fresh apple cobbler with a toasty finish that lingers on the palate, begging for another sip. This winery exclusive wine has been aged to perfection yet will enjoy additional evolution in the cellar over the next decade.

Food Pairing:

This 2019 vintage of our Estate Brut can be enjoyed by itself to appreciate the nuanced beauty contained within, or paired with simple accompaniments such as popcorn or a cheese and charcuterie board. Perfect with just a few toasted nuts or goat cheeses, it will also enhance simple to complex meals. Oysters and shellfish dishes work well, and we suggest trying it with Asian cuisine.

Technical Notes

Varietal: 60% Estate Grown Chardonnay, 40% Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Alcohol %: 12.0
pH: 3.0
Acid: 0.84g/100ml
Sugar (dosage): 0.9%

Ratings & Reviews


93 Points, #33 Top 100 of 2023 - Wine Spectator:
"Alluring for its sleek polish and precision, this sparkler has tiers of Asian pear, strawberry, fresh almond and ginger flavors that unfurl slowly. Drink now." - TF (Oct 2023)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:

"Complexity and richness are matched by good acidity and a gentle mousse in this welcoming, generous wine. Citrus and crisp apple flavors are accented by earthy, flinty nuances. Made from 54% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay and a dash of Pinot Gris." (JG) (7/2023)

 

91 Points - James Suckling:
"Lemons, grapefruit, apricots and peach crumble on the nose. Some jasmine and honey, too. Creamy, round and soft with silky bubbles and a tasty finish."