2015 Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs

Le Rêve is our esteemed tête de cuvée - our winery’s finest sparkling wine. French for “the dream,” it was Claude Taittinger’s dream to produce the finest blanc de blancs in the United States. Produced using exacting méthode traditionnelle winemaking, this wine exhibits a complexity and concentration resultant of aging for a minimum of six years en tirage. Le Rêve is crafted from our most prized blocks of 100% estate grown Chardonnay, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, our classic Le Rêve captivates with lovely notes of ginger, crème brûlée, toasted coconut, and citrus zest. The palate opens up with pear, yuzu, brioche, and notes of a fresh baked lemon pie. This wine displays depth and purity that leads to a long, elegant finish. As with many great wines, our 2015 Le Rêve has been crafted to be long-lived and will continue to evolve for decades in the cellar. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait.

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Food Pairings

Savor this vintage of Le Rêve on its own for the most memorable occasions. Our winemaker suggests pairing it with lobster, linguine with clams, creamy four cheese pasta, or triple-cream cheeses.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2015
Variety: 100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.1
TA: 0.83g/100ml
Sugar (dosage): 0.9%

95 Points
James Suckling
May 2023
95 Points
American Fine Wine Competition
January 2023
Rosé sparkling wine in a gold ice bucket with three flutes of wine next to it

Daily Toast

The mere popping of a cork instantly creates a celebration!
—Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker