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Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros
NV Cuvée de la Pompadour Sparkling Rosé, Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
Organically Grown Grapes
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$37

Domaine Carneros
NV Cuvée de la Pompadour Sparkling Rosé, Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
Pale salmon orange color. Fruity aromas of strawberry creme, plum, banana, and fresh pear with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp buttercream, lemon glaze, marzipan and cotton blossom, and raspberry jelly finish with medium tannins. A fruit basket of a wine; perfect for celebrating.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: strawberry creme, plum, banana, and fresh pear
Taste Flavor: buttercream, lemon glaze, marzipan and cotton blossom, and raspberry jelly
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brillat Savarin, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit basket of a wine; perfect for celebrating.

The Producer

Domaine Carneros Ltd.

The Producer
1240 Duhig Road
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-257-0101

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.