Domaine Carneros (taittinger)

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Rosé 1996

Tasted blind, from magnum. Bright amber-tinged flamingo color. At first, an oxidative nose. But over the night, this showed notes of orange marmalade, rose water, quince, light honey and some caramel. Lots of energy in the glass still. This powered through the night and a last glass before departing showed this wine has a lot to give. Guessed 76 Dom Rose. — 9 days ago

Charles, Shay and 17 others liked this

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

Small production. RSV has under 200 acres of vineyards in 5 Carneros locations & a winery in the Stags Leap District. The wines are 100% organic. Ruby with berry, cherry & spice aromas. On the palate flavors of wild strawberry & cherry with complex spice, citrus, oak and balanced acidity. Fine soft tannins, good balance, long finish with an earthy characteristic ending with notes of vanilla spice. Nice! — 10 days ago

Josh, Juan and 7 others liked this

Taittinger

Cuvée Prestige Brut Champagne Blend

Delicious! Crisp, with flavors of white raspberry, lemon and green apple. Paired nicely with our meal at Benihana.

🥇 90 Points - Wine Spectator
— 22 days ago

Ted, Shay and 12 others liked this

WindVane

Carneros Chardonnay 2017

Opens with tropical fruits and mineral notes up the nose, later on I swear I smell caramel popcorn! It has a wonderful soft, silken texture. Excellent acid quality and even though it's labeled at 14.2% the alcohol is subdued allowing you to really enjoy all of the other qualities. This is a real standout chardonnay for me. Hats off to the wine maestro Steven Urberg. — 9 days ago

Saintsbury

Sangiacomo Vineyards Chardonnay 2018

Maybe the best thing I could say is that if I liked big Cali chards, I would love this. Its beautifully made, I respect it. Its actually not huge, & restrained in so many ways. On nose-ripe starfruit & mango; On palate-Ripe mango, banana (?) blended with iodine & taffy. Medium acid, strong mid palate. Tried it cold & tried a tic above room temp. Prefer colder, as hides some of the tropical fruits, which aren’t my fave. To be fair, I think I would give higher score if this fit my flavor profile better. Its reasonably priced. Good with food-paired with a cavatelli dish with cooked squash & garlic. — 2 days ago

Peter, Severn and 4 others liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Birthday celebration. Good excuse to have a birthday 🎉 — 19 hours ago

Ericsson, Ron and 5 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Great wine. I try to have a birthday every year.

Hyde De Villaine

Californio Hyde Vineyard Syrah 2008

Beautiful syrah that I will really have trouble identifying blindly. Ruby colour almost still purple even after 15 years, suggesting still beautiful years of ageing potential. On the nose, the bouquet is rich and intense, marked by the Bordeaux style, on a beautifully melted ageing with primary notes. The whole is rich and complex, between notes of black fruits (blackberry, blueberry, plum) tobacco ageing, chocolate, vanilla, cypress; evolved undergrowth notes and so on, it's a real taste journey!

Magnifique syrah que j’aurai vraiment du mal à identifier à l’aveugle. Robe rubis presqu’encore violine même après 15 ans, suggérant encore de belles années de potentiel de garde. Au nez le bouquet est riche et intense, marqué par le style bordelais, sur un élevage admirablement fondu aux notes primaire. L’ensemble est riche et complexe, entres notes de fruits noirs (mûre, myrtille, prune) élevage tabac, chocolat, vanille, cyprès; notes évoluées sous-bois et j’en passe, c’est un vrai voyage gustatif!
— 9 days ago

Eric, Tom and 20 others liked this

Taittinger

Les Folies De La Marquetterie Brut Champagne

back of the bottle explains that this wine is 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir harvested from the vineyard by the name of Folies de la Marquetterie, first pressing, oak aged. So it’s a single vineyard rendering.

It’s delicious. Lovely bouquet and palate presence, super fresh citrus that expands on the palate, finishes clean and long. I like the density and weight coupled with freshness. And it’s one quarter the price of CdC.
— 20 days ago

Shay, Jan and 1 other liked this

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

The Famous Gate Carneros Pinot Noir 2019

A bit more fruit forward and spice, but tannins, long finish, drop color - lots of really good complexity — a month ago