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Vintage dated each year, the Domaine Carneros Brut Cuvée represents the best of Carneros pinot noir and chardonnay made into a classic sparkling wine. The appellation is 100% Carneros. The Brut was aged in the bottle for three years before release. It will continue to develop further depth and complexity as it ages.
The vast majority of sparkling wine and champagne in the world is made in the Brut style. Brut refers to the dryness or level of sugar of the wine. The sugar content of a Brut-style sparkling wine is 0-15 grams per liter.
Although Brut refers to the dryness of the wine, Brut-style sparkling wine and champagne is also traditionally a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir
91 Points, Wine Spectator: Domaine Carneros, 2006 Brut Vintage Cuvée - November 2009
"Festive and vibrant, but rich and complex, with bright aromas of fresh cherry and lemon that lead to luscious flavors of raspberry, yeasty pear and crisp mineral. Drink now". –Tim Fish
Best U.S. Sparkling Wine - Food & Wine Magazine, October 2009
Domaine Carneros, 2005 Brut Vintage Cuvée
91 Points, Wine News: Domaine Carneros, 2005 Brut Vintage Cuvée - December/January 2009-09
"One of the first release from the fabulous 2005 vintage proves what all the fuss is about. Clean, slightly floral nose with undertones of vanilla, toasted hazelnut, pear and spice. Perfectly balanced and sturdy with a mousse-y creaminess, flavors of lemon and lime, apple and pear, and just a bit of sweet berry fruit." - Jeff Cox
92 Points Wine Spectator: Domaine Carneros Brut 2005 - September 08, 2008
"Beautifully focused and refined, with Gala apple and raspberry aromas and flavors that are crisp yet layered, with creamy lemon and lime notes and a finish that lingers with mineral and a hint of yeast. Drink now through 2012." - Tim Fish
90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2007 - Brut 2003
"The winery's brut has been a remarkably consistent wine over many years, offering plenty of real Champagne quality at a relatively affordable price...."
Sweepstakes Winner 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru - Brut 2003