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Domaine Carneros

15 Wines from 3 Grape Varieties

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Domaine Carneros Avant-Garde Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosAvant-Garde Pinot Noir

Domaine Carneros Avant-Garde Pinot Noir features fresh pomegranate followed by sweet cherries, red raspberry, warm oak, and cinnamon. It was created to be the vanguard of the vintage, heralding the distinctive bright berry qualities of the Carneros Region.

Domaine Carneros Pommard Clonal Series Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosPommard Clonal Series Pinot Noir

Each year we put the spotlight on one of the twenty different Pinot Noir clones we grow at Domaine Carneros by bottling it separately. We first bottled the Pommard Clone (aka UCD 5) separately in 2009, and since then we have kept our eye on this consistent performer. For those of you seeking a flavorful Napa Valley wine in a low alcohol package - your search has ended.

Domaine Carneros Tula Vista Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosTula Vista Pinot Noir

Our Tula Vista vineyard is located just west of the Donum Estate on Ramal road, a few short miles from the Chateau. We purchased this 70 acre site in 2012. In early 2014 we finished re-establishing the vineyard by planting 29 acres of Chardonnay and 22 acres of Pinot Noir. This site of rolling hills and clay loam soil perched right on the edge of the San Pablo Bay is exposed to tremendous wine and fog, and is guaranteed to offer us an exciting new element of Carneros terroir.

Domaine Carneros Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosDomaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir

Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir begins in our six different Estate vineyards, which are certified by Fish Friendly Farming and located within four miles of the Château. We grow twenty different clones of Pinot Noir and each one contributes its unique flavor profile and personality to make this compelling blend which is truly a mosaic of our Carneros terroir.

Domaine Carneros Domaine Carneros Brut Vintage Cuvée Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosDomaine Carneros Brut Vintage Cuvée

The Vintage Brut Cuvée is the signature wine of Domaine Carneros. It encompasses the widest range of estate clones and vineyard blocks of the winery's collection. The tapestry of flavors that result, married with the inherent finesse of the cool Carneros fruit, create wines of depth and complexity that are enhanced by a minimum of three years of bottle age sur lie in the cellar before release.

Domaine Carneros Le Ciel Serein Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosLe Ciel Serein Pinot Noir

Hailing from our Le Ciel Serein vineyard and showcasing the expressive "Dijon 667" clone, this Pinot Noir is exceptionally vivid, silky and complex. We call it "Le Ciel Serein" and it just might be the most picturesque ranch in the Carneros AVA. This site was selected for its rolling hills, diverse exposure, and exceptional soils. This edition offers notes of cherries, black raspberry, cedar, and saddle leather.

Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Pinot Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosThe Famous Gate Pinot Noir

Through this exceptional wine, one can trace the history of Pinot Noir at Domaine Carneros. In 1992, we made our first two barrels and called it The Famous Gate. For the past twenty-seven years, we have carefully cultivated three small blocks of the Swan selection. This notoriously finicky and shy bearing clone forms the basis of Famous Gate, the highest expression of our Estate grown Carneros terroir.

Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosBrut Rosé

A favorite among our enthusiasts, this wine expresses great balance while emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics. On the nose, the 2017 vintage welcomes the senses with aromas of rose petal, honeysuckle, and white cherry. Flavors of freshly cut peaches, tangerine, and a hint of pie crust evoke the bliss of a perfect summer day through the long, silky finish.

Domaine Carneros Blanc de Noir Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosBlanc de Noir

A white sparkling made from black Pinot Noir grapes, with hallmark Blanc de Noir characteristics of fruity fleshiness and a bit more body and texture. Opens up with wonderful notes of baked apple, white cherry, graham cracker, and lychee.

Domaine Carneros Ultra Brut Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosUltra Brut

Very dry and brisk, our Ultra Brut is a contemplative sparkling wine that appeal to the true aficionado. Hailing from the stellar 2016 vintage, this latest expression includes intriguing aromas of yuzu fruit, vanilla bean, lime, and a hint of walnut.

Domaine Carneros Verméil Demi-Sec Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosVerméil Demi-Sec

Verméil Demi-Sec, or lightly sweet sparkling wine. A gorgeous tribute to the 2016 vintage, aromas of apple, honey suckle, lemon zest, and toasted almonds beckon on a delicate mousse of bubbles.

Domaine Carneros Estate Brut Cuvée Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosEstate Brut Cuvée

The newest release of our Estate Brut Cuvée features notes of juicy pear, golden apple, quince, and lychee with a savory underpinning that melds into the long finish. This winery exclusive has been aged to perfection yet will enjoy additional evolution in the cellar over the next decade.

Domaine Carneros Late Disgorged Brut Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosLate Disgorged Brut

Before a sparkling wine earns the right to feature its vintage on the label, it must be aged in the bottle for three years. Our Late Disgorged Brut goes well beyond that strict requirement with a total of six years aging sur lie en bouteille - on the lees, in the bottle. Round and full in the mouth, flavors of poached pear, key lime, coconut, and ginger ride on balancing acidity through a lingering finish.

Domaine Carneros Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosLe Rêve Blanc de Blancs

Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs is a highly respected tête de cuvée - our winery's finest sparkling wine and frequently named America's Best Sparkling. French for "the dream," Le Rêve is crafted from 100% estate grown Chardonnay, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.

Domaine Carneros Domaine Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosé Bottle Preview
Domaine CarnerosDomaine Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosé

Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé is named for Madame de la Pompadour, Louis XV's great paramour. It was she who introduced sparkling wine to the court at Versailles and is famous for having said, "Champagne is the only wine that a woman can drink and remain beautiful." To capture the wine's special fruit character, some of the Pinot Noir juice is allowed several days contact with the grape skins to extract color and flavor. We also add a very small amount of Pinot Noir wine to further enhance the wine's profile.