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Domaine Chandon

The entrance to Domaine Chandon in Yountville, CA

Profile: Founded by Champagne house Moët et Chandon in 1973, Domaine Chandon grows just three varietals in three appellations: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay in Yountville, Carneros and Mount Veeder. Although best known for the quality of its sparkling wines, Domaine Chandon also makes a small number of highly-acclaimed still wines. Visitors to the winery can tour, taste and dine at one of California's finest restaurants, étoile.

Domaine Chandon 2010 Carneros Pinot Noir, our wine of the week

2010 Carneros Pinot Noir
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Carneros, CA
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 14.5 percent
Rating: 14.5/20
Retail Price: $35

Tasting Notes:
An elegant, medium-bodied wine, the 2010 Carneros Pinot Noir features aromas and flavors of damson plum, dark cherry and bright boysenberry. Silky tannins in the mouth are complemented by hints of tobacco and smoke.

Wine of the Week April 15, 2013:
2010 Carneros Pinot Noir

Other Domaine Chandon wines we have tasted:
Blanc de Noirs
Brut Rosé
Étoile Brut
Étoile Rosé
Extra-Dry Riche
Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé
Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Reserve Brut
2000 Pinot Noir
2006 Mt. Veeder Vintage Brut
2007 Yountville Vintage Brut
2011 Pinot Meunier

One California Dr.
Yountville, CA 94599

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