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Carneros Reserve Pinot Noir, 2010
Domaine Chandon has been farming Carneros Pinot Noir for over 30 years. Best known as a sparkling house, we fist created still wine Pinot Noir from our 800-acre ranch in 1996 to demonstrate this grape's contribution to a sparkling blend. Over time, we have identified and developed select parcels that consistently produce the highest quality fruit specifically for a still wine program.
The vibrant aromas of this wine reveal complex layers of sage, dried strawberry, raspberry and cranberry. Rich flavors of blackberry, dried strawberry, cardamom and cedar linger while a hidden accent of orange zest is revealed in the finish. The luxuriously silky tannins suggest the potential for this wine to age with elegance for 3-5 years.
Food and Wine Pairing
Grilled salmon on a cedar plank would be a splendid match with this Pinot Noir. Or try this wine paired with a seared duck breast topped with a reduction sauce of blackberries and orange zest served alongside spiced sweet potatoes.