Cellar Notes: Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Le Rêve 2007 Rosé

Like its sweeping 18th-century-style château, which is inspired by Château de la Marquetterie in the Champagne region of France, Domaine Carneros seeks to integrate the terroir of the lower Napa Valley with the French sensibilities and savoir faire of the Taittinger family, who established the unique property in 1987. The vision of Claude Taittinger, the […]

FrontRunners: From the Robb Cellar November 2013

The eponymous owner of Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley has an obvious passion for all things cultural. This enthusiasm manifests itself in every aspect of the property: The tasting room, with its California Craftsman–style design, quietly evokes the region’s past, for example, while in the winery, sleek postmodern […]

Sign Up for Sparkling Wine Every Day of the Year

A good year is worth its weight in wine, according to the Napa Valley winery Domaine Carneros, which has announced that for $20,000, it will stock the cellars of Champagne lovers for the next year. The package comprises 365 bottles of some of Domaine Carneros’s most popular sparkling wines: 222 bottles of the 2009 Domaine […]

A Sparkling Dream Wine

Domaine Carneros’ 2005 Le Rêve (“the dream”) by Taittinger ($95) is the 14th vintage of the Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine that Claude Taittinger dreamed of creating in California to match the style of his French Comtes de Champagne. To achieve his goal, in 1987 he personally selected noted winemaker Eileen Crane to oversee his […]