Domaine Chandon - Napa Valley
Blanc De Noirs
This fuller-bodied wine offers the length and persistence typical of a Blanc de Noirs style, but with even more intensity. This is a true red wine lovers’ sparkling.
Extended aging develops appealing aromas of toasted nuts with layers of plum fruit and delicate cumin spice. Flavors of fresh baked apple pie with hints of cinnamon spice and brioche build to a long and satisfying finish.
Food and Wine Pairing:
Given its full-bodied richness, Winemaker Tom Tiburzi and Chef Chris Manning encourage you to pair this wine with hearty dishes like smoked babyback ribs or honey and soy marinated BBQ chicken. For lighter fare, try Reserve Blanc de Noirs with minced pork in lettuce cups or spicy tuna rolls at your favorite sushi restaurant.
Restaurant Wine, Nov/Dec 2004
“The Reserve is pale copper in color and complex and subtle in style; a finely balanced, medium weight sparkler, with red fruit and citrus aromas/flavors, with overtones of honey and roasted nut. Long finish. Exceptional value.”