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

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Ownership: Champagne Taittinger

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $26   From: $22   To: $31

Search Rank 1430 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1430th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 791st

Score: 88  
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
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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  

Price History for 2008 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvee Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, USA
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Grape Variety

Champagne Blend is a name used for sparkling wines made from any one or more of the classic grape varieties used in Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The most common combination by far is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in roughly equal parts; Pinot Meunier really only comes into play in real, pure-blooded Champagne.

In Champagne itself, the appellation laws actually permit seven grape varieties, not just the famous three. The remaining four are so rarely used that they are typically forgotten, and are almost never used outside Champagne. For the record, they are: ...more

  • (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,

  • 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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