Domaine Carneros – Brut Rosé 2013 Review

Hello Taste-Buds,

Long time no see! It has been a tad hectic on my end, but I am peeping in the blog to write a review about a sparkling wine I tried recently, and that I particularly liked: Domaine Carneros – Brut Rosé 2013.

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We visited the Domaine Carneros Winery for a tasting a while back, but we brought back one bottle our waiter/wine tasting person recommended. While all the other ones we tried were really good, this one stood out so we decided to bring back a bottle.

We were lucky to have a beautiful weather on the day we visited, so we could have our tasting on the terrace, and enjoy the sun  and the view.

Domaine Carneros is a winery you cannot miss as you are driving to Sonoma. It stands on its own between vineyards and green, just a big castle against the blue sky.

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We decided to have a full tasting experience and order cheese and charcuterie, and enjoy the array of wines that they offered in the tasting.

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I don’t think this sparkling wine is sold in stores, as I remember it was a winery exclusive, but you can get it online. I will copy their description here:

Lush aromas of red berry and peach pie with a note of lime zest are followed on a round palate evoking plum, berries and a hint of spice. The wine will continue to develop depth and complexity as it ages, so consider cellaring a few bottles for the coming years.

Technical Sheet

Wine Domaine Carneros – Sparkling Wine
Type  Rosé
Vintage  2012
Country Sonoma, California
Composition or Varietals 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
Color Light peach
Nose Fruity with hints of cheese
Palate Background notes of citrus, fresh, crisp. Lingering finish. High fizz.
Rating  5 stars
Price 39 $


Suggestions: Sipping, charcuterie, cheese, poultry, fish. 

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