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2008 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvee Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, USA

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Wine Notes

Ownership: Champagne Taittinger

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $25   From: $22   To: $30

Search Rank 642 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 642nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 1015th

Score: 89.
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
90/100 (47 notes from 28 users )  
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Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Bronze  
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013 Silver  
The Dallas Wine Competition 2013 Silver Sparkling Wines - Traditional Method
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze  
Japan Wine Challenge 2012 Bronze  
San Diego International Wine Competition 2012 Gold  
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Price History for 2008 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvee Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, USA
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Grape Variety: Champagne Blend

Champagne Blend is a term used to denote the combination of grape varieties used to make the sparkling wines of Champagne. In almost every situation this means a duo of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with Pinot Meunier acting as a convenient optional extra, depending on the wine region in question. There are, in fact, seven grape varieties permitted under the Champagne appellation laws, but the remaining four are so rarely used that they are largely ignored.

The phrase Champagne Blend is used to describe sparkling wines made in regions other than Champagne, particularly in English-speaking countries like the ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Carneros wine region

    (Los) Carneros is one of California's oldest and most celebrated viticultural areas. It was first planted with grapes in the 1830s, and now ranks among the world's top regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, particularly when the two varieties are combined to make sparkling wines in the traditional method. (© Copyright material,

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  • Napa Valley wine region

    Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archet ... more

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