Domaine Carneros Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
A classic Le Rêve with lovely notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, poached pear and a hint of grilled pineapple. The palate opens up to honeysuckle and crème brûlée. The full mouth feel leads to a very round and long finish. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait. Delicious with double or triple cream cheeses, fish, shellfish and poultry.
From estate-grown Chardonnay, this is a gorgeously crafted and aged sparkling wine that is persistently crisp in stone, green apple, nectarine and lemon. Firm in lasting acidity, this has beautiful composure and an understated richness of crème brûlée and baked pineapple.
Compelling, impeccably focused and structured, with vibrant apple and Asian pear flavors, laced with brioche and roasted nut accents that glide on the long finish. Drink now through 2020. 260 cases made.