Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs 2009

Domaine Carneros

Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs 2009

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Carneros
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Inspired by Champagne Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne, yet its own reflection of its Carneros terroir, Domaine Carneros’ luxury tête-de-cuvée is crafted from five organically grown estate clones of Chardonnay. The wine is made using the traditional method of Champagne, and is aged in the bottle a tremendous five to six years sur lie before release.

94 Points

Ultimate Wine Challenge

2009 vintage
93 Points

Wine Spectator

2009 vintage
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harvest note

The 2009 vintage had near perfect growing conditions, one that has been referred to in the past as the "vintage of the decade". Excellent flavor concentration was apparent early in the wine making process.

tasting note

This is a classic Le Rêve with lovely notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, light citrus overlaid with a light toasty note. The palate opens up to poached pear, hints of ginger and toasted almonds. The creaminess on the palate leads to a long finish with a touch of caramel on the end. Delicious now, this wine also has great aging potential.

food pairing

Savor this wine on its own or pair it with fresh crab, lobster, scallops, fish or poultry, or with artisanal goat, double- or triple-cream cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Carneros
PH: 3.10
ACIDITY: 0.7g/100ml
ABV: 12.4%
DOSAGE: 0.95%

points of distinction

  • The winery’s tête-de-cuvée, a luxury Blanc de Blancs (made only from white grapes) crafted from five estate-grown clones of Chardonnay
  • 100% Carneros fruit, 100% estate grown
  • Made with the traditional method of Champagne
  • Aged for a minimum of five and a half years on the lees—a time commitment given to only the finest sparkling wines
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“The Taittingers and I both believe that Blanc de Blancs, made from superlative vineyards, are the greatest, and longest-lived of all sparkling wines. We age our Le Rêve (French for the dream) five to six years before release. Taste the depth of flavor and extraordinarily long finish.”

– Eileen Crane, CEO and Founding Winemaker

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