2016 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Le Reve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Brut Napa Valley

$124.95

Le Rêve's 2016 vintage enchants with ginger, crème brulee, toasted coconut, and citrus zest aromas. The palate delights with pear, yuzu, brioche, and fresh lemon pie notes. Depth and purity lead to an elegant, lingering finish. Crafted as a tête de cuvée, this blanc de blancs is a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Eileen Crane
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
6 years
Appellation:
Carneros
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
12.0%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
96
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1053908
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WS93

Wine Spectator

Vivacious and elegantly luxurious, with Asian pear, brioche, fresh ginger and blanched almond flavors that glide on the crisp, sleek finish.

WE96

Wine Enthusiast

With a beautiful balance of richness, firm acidity and poise, this 100% estate-grown sparkling Chardonnay offers flavors of crisp apple, ginger, crème brûlée and pleasing stony minerality. An impressively long finish and vibrant acidity keep the palate refreshed for the next sip.

JS96

James Suckling

A beautifully framed sparkling wine with sliced cooked pears and croissants and hints of salted butter. Almost steely. Medium-bodied with lively acidity and tight phenolics that give form and structure. Dry finish with bread dough at the end. One of the best sparkling wines in California. Pure chardonnay. Aged almost seven years on the lees. Drink or hold.