Sip of the Day

March 8, 2021

Day #67 of the year.

Domaine Carneros Brut Vintage Cuvée

Happy International Women’s Day! I chose this delicious sparkling wine made by Remi Cohen of Domaine Carneros in honor of women in wine. Remi recently took the reins as CEO and winemaker after the winery’s former CEO and head winemaker, Eileen Crane, stepped down in 2020. And, the Napa Valley winery was founded by Taittinger, a Champagne house today run by CEO Vitalie Taittinger. Raise a glass to women in sparkling wine! Domaine Carneros Brut has fine bubbles with aromas of white flowers, apple, pear, and vanilla. I sipped a glass of this bubbly alongside “Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You,” a collection of 13 short stories by Alice Munroe, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. The stories are so well-crafted and elegant, they turn the characters’ lives into extraordinary slices of life…which reminds me of how the everyday can be made special by enjoying sparkling wine ANY day of the year, not just for celebrations!

ORIGIN

Napa, California

Grapes

51% Chardonnay, 47% Pinot Noir, 2% Pinot Gris

Domaine Carneros Brut sparkling wine bottle shot

Tasting Notes

This very focused and elegant wine displays lovely notes of key lime, honeycomb, and lemon curd. This round wine displays a palate with hints of lime blossom, baked pear, and lemon meringue, resulting in a creamy texture and a long finish.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Delicious with double or triple cream cheeses, fish and shellfish, poultry, Asian and California cuisine.

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