Chandon By the Bay Reserve Blanc de Blanc
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
Chandon By the Bay shows a bright nose and smooth structure, with notes of white flowers, lemon, apple, grapefruit, brioche, and almond throughout. The palate is zesty and fresh, with touches of minerality balancing soft creaminess and elegant bubbles. The mouthfeel is round, with vibrant acidity providing excellent balance complemented by a long, toasty finish.
Chandon By the Bay captures a singular expression of Domaine Chandon’s most iconic grape variety, Chardonnay, grown entirely in our Carneros Estate Vineyard – it is an ode to their mastery of Chardonnay. Chandon By the Bay is also a love declaration to the San Francisco bay area, where its proximity to cold water bays brings cool breezes and fog to certain microclimates, allowing for exceptional sparkling wine grapes.
Crafted in the traditional method, Chandon By the Bay is composed of the purest chardonnays from Carneros; 15% of the wines selected for this blend have been fermented in aged French oak barrels to bring a delicate and subtle layer of complexity to the nose, and palate. After the second fermentation, these bottles spend three and a half years sur lie in Chandon’s cellars; this is the necessary time for this particular Cuvee to express its elegance and reach its optimum balance.
Blend: 92% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Blanc
2022 Women's Wine & Spirits Awards GOLD MEDAL winner!
2022 Wine Enthusiast 92 POINTS!
2021 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship GOLD medal and Best in Class!
2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition DOUBLE GOLD medal!
2021 Sommelier Challenge GOLD medal!
2021 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge 92 Points GOLD medal!
A majority of 92% Chardonnay is blended with 8% Pinot Blanc in this nicely made wine, given three-and-a-half years of aging on its lees. Austere, elegant and light bodied, it offers flavors of green apple, Meyer lemon and oyster shell.
A rich style with purity, zest and admirable fresh orchard fruit definition. A little yeasty wealth, bruised apple and sweet spice.