I have been to Domaine Chandon many times. It is a magnate winery that many people visit; it can be crowded almost year round. But this was one of the first wineries I visited in Napa Valley and I do have fond memories of early days of exploration and discovery. And each visit here takes me back. There are many wines that Domaine Chandon produces many sparkling and a few still wines. And just thinking of it—how exciting it is to have a winery that produces mainly sparkling and anticipating the taste of each.
I like the tasting bar as the back of the bar opens up on a sliding glass door that you can only see a hill and the mountains behind it—never mind that highway 29 is there and cannot be viewed. It certainly feels like you are miles away.
There are 11 sparkling wines; including a curious sparkling red composed of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Be sure to try their reserve and étoile line up and if you try a still wine be sure to ask for their Pinot Meunier (which is usually a component in Champagne wines) and I do know of another US producers that has a100% Pinot Meunier wine.
And on a perfect visit is to have dinner here as well.
Yountville, CA 94599
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