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2012 Domaine Carneros Blanc de Blancs Carneros Le Reve

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October 24, 2021 - $96

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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

...gorgeously crafted and aged sparkling wine that is persistently crisp in stone, green apple, nectarine and lemon. Firm in lasting acidity, this has beautiful composure and an understated richness of crème brûlée and baked pineapple.

93Wine Spectator

Compelling, impeccably focused and structured, with vibrant apple and Asian pear flavors, laced with brioche and roasted nut accents that glide on the long finish.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.