Domaine Chandon Chardonnay
An elegant and complex Chardonnay with a flinty quality reflective of the Carneros terroir.
Tasting Notes: The wine opens with inviting aromas of fig, white peach, ginger, and orange blossoms, as flavors of pineapple, Meyer lemons zest and vanilla grace the palate. It has a lingering finish of citrus and pears with a slight note of minerality showcasing the Carneros region.
Food Pairings: Steamed lobster accompanied by a pineapple beurre blanc, a butter lettuce salad with mandarin orange slices or for dessert with a vanilla crème brûlée.
Technical Data: This wine is partly whole cluster pressed; with fermentation beginning in the tank and transferred to 100% French oak barrels. A quarter of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, and it is aged for ten months in French oak, 30% in new barrels.
Blend: 100% ChardonnayDomaine Chandon Pinot Noir
Powerful and intense, this wine reveals complex layers of ripe fruit couched in classic elegance.
Tasting Notes: This wine offers enticing aromas of black cherry, juniper berries, black currants, anise, and cinnamon spice. Black cherry and red raspberry flavors dominate the palate with an underlying flinty mineral charm for which the Carneros region is known.
Food Pairings: Tenderloin of beef with a reduction sauce or a more exotic pairing of teasmoked duck.
Technical Data: The wine undergoes a 72 hour cold soak maceration in open top tanks and is pumped over three times a day, before being aged for 12 months in French oak, 30% of which is new.
Blend: 100% Pinot NoirDomaine Chandon Pinot Meunier
Pinot Meunier (French for 'miller') is the soulful sibling of Pinot Noir. Rarely planted outside of the Champagne region in France, Domaine Chandon was the first winery in America to plant the varietal.
Tasting Notes: The wine is garnet in color with expressive aromas of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry jam, with classic notes of brown spice, truffles and earth. On the palate the wine is soft with mouth-filling flavors of huckleberries, cloves, nutmeg, and mushrooms leading to a lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Dishes featuring mushrooms and truffles and meats such a poultry and fish as well.
Technical Data: The wine undergoes a 72 hour cold maceration in open top tanks and pumped over three times a day, before being aged in a combination of French and American oak.
Blend: 86% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot NoirDomaine Chandon Cabernet Sauvignon
Chandon’s passion for crafting exceptional single varietal wines has led to a new endeavor - the product of a small batch Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery’s incredible vineyards.
Region: Napa Valley - Chandon's Yountville Estate vineyards
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
20 months 100% French oak (40% new)
Tasting Notes: Fresh yet complex aromas with notes of mocha and cherry are followed by perfumed herbal aromas of pipe tobacco, bay leaf and bergamot. Balanced on the palate, fruit flavors mingle with caramel and dark chocolate notes while hints of tobacco reveal the oak component.
Food Pairings: The rich and complex layers of this wine will pair easily with Kobe beef burgers, short ribs with roasted beets, grilled portabella mushroom, cheddar and brie cheese, and dark chocolate cake with berries.
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