Wednesday, January 7, 2009


My man sure can pour himself a glass of Champagne and look handsome doing it! Actually, this isn't Champagne, but a super good bottle of 1999 Domaine Carneros, La Reve. 

I had never had this wine before, so I looked up a little info on it. 

It's 100% Chardonnay as Blanc de blancs tend to be :)

It got 91 points from Wine Spectator for those of you who care and I quite agree with their assessment. "Bright and tangy, with a toasty, lemony quality that leaves the palate refreshed. The finish is long, with a distinct mineral edge. Elegant, graceful and harmonious."

Much different from Champagne though, much more fruity and lower acidity, at least according to my palate...


Anonymous said...

Le Reve,

Ian Johnson said...

As I tend to drink more than one glass of sparkler...I prefer Les Reves!

Anonymous said...

Best followed by Silvio Jermann's Dreams I suppose.