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2007 Carneros Cuvée - Library

2007 Carneros Cuvée - Library

The Carneros Cuvée is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acres of estate vineyards as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. This special sparkling Cuvée is only produced in select vintage years. With over nine years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decade-old wine is remarkably fresh, rich, and complex. It represents the ultimate statement of our sparkling house style.

2007 Carneros Cuvée - Library

The Carneros Cuvée is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acres of estate vineyards as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. This special sparkling Cuvée is only produced in select vintage years. With over nine years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decade-old wine is remarkably fresh, rich, and complex. It represents the ultimate statement of our sparkling house style.

Tasting Notes

The nose opens up with red apple and Meyer lemon and is just beginning to show some mature character.

The mouth adds white pear and black cherry with a touch of brioche. The mouthfeel has plenty of structure to hold up the fruit and carries the wine to the mineral finish.

2007 Carneros Cuvée - Library

Food Pairings

This mature cuvée is the perfect companion to seafood. It brings out the richness of fresh Dungeness crab, lobster, caviar, oysters on the half shell or smoked sturgeon. On the sweet side try a brioche and caramelized pear bread pudding with lemon crème fraîche. For the cheese board try a wide selection of soft cheeses such as Triple Crème Brie, La Tur or even fresh Chevre.

Additional Information

  • Composition55% Pinot Noir & 45% Chardonnay
  • Aging9 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA0.75 g/100 mL
  • pH3.20
  • Dosage12.6 g/L

The 2007 vintage brought a mild spring, frost free. Below average rainfall produced slightly early bud break. Although berries were small, cluster counts were high, allowing thinning to desired crop levels. The fruit was sound, ripe and with dark color, concentrated flavors and excellent acidity – all in all, an outstanding vintage.