Domaine Carneros: Le Rêve and Pinot Noir Tasting

I received a welcome package recently from Domaine Carneros with a two pack of Le Rêve 2005 ($95) and Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 07 ($35) to review.  I have always been a big fan of Domaine Carneros wines from all price points and find that they make delightful sparkling wine and pinot noir.

 The Le Rêve, the winery’s flagship blanc de blanc, was how I remembered it.  Lots of pear, lemon and toasted almond on the end with a fantastic finish.  While this is a splurge wine, it is definitely one that I will buy again. 

 The Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir was a strong, but elegant pinot with juicy red fruits like raspberry and cherry combined with cedar and chocolate.