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Domaine Carneros

Napa, CA United States

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Domaine Carneros estate winery and French-inspired chateau is an iconic California landmark best known as a small grower-producer of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. All of our wines are from the Carneros appellation and most of our fruit is grown on our six estate vineyards comprising 400 acres. Founded in 1987 by the noble family behind Champagne Taittinger, Domaine Carneros offers a distinctive style of sparkling wine ranging from classic vintage-dated Brut Cuvee, aged in the bottle for at least three years, to our luxury Le Reve Blanc de Blancs, aged a full six years. The extra time on the lees yields the rich complexity, seamless balance and delicious mouth-feel which our wines are known for. In 1992, we added rich, complex Pinot Noir to our portfolio. Domaine Carneros currently has 20 different clones of Pinot Noir planted throughout our estate vineyards, which are used to produce a diverse array of classic blends, single-vineyard expressions, and unique clonal expressions. Each block is handpicked at night, fermented and aged separately in 100% French Oak barrels for 10-16 months.

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