Wednesday, November 08, 2006
N/V Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noir
I figured we'd open a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate the new path the country is heading down.
Domaine Chandon is a producer of sparkling wine out of Napa. I wondered if it was the same Chandon as in Moet & Chandon, producer of Dom Perignon among others...and sure enough, it is. The Moet company opened the winery in 1973 making this the only French owned sparkling wine producer in the US.
As useless as that sounds, Moet & Chandon is a highly reputable company which suggests quality.
Anyway, this Blanc de Noirs is salmon in color. It's fruity and toasty, a touch of sweetness, but certainly not a sweet wine. To me, I taste a bit of blueberry which seems strange--Fran gets strawberry, but that's not what I'm getting...somewhere in between--huckleberry?
Actually, it hit me what this reminds me of....there's a soda company called Jones Soda. You can buy their stuff pretty much anywhere (in the midwest anyway) and one of their claims to fame is a Thanksgiving pack with a turkey flavored soda, a stuffing soda, brussel sprout soda...you get the idea. Jones Soda makes a flavor called Fufu Berry and this tastes like a mild version of that.
In fact, now that thought has come to mind I can't taste anything other than Fufu Berry in this. Bah.