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Champagne

Champagne wines

Champagne’s marginal vine growing climate of cold winters and warm summers means that non-vintage blends form the mainstay of production – as grapes from one harvest rarely make a good wine in their own right, although exceptional years are sold as vintages.

This phenomenon of blending grapes from different vintages has resulted in the development of individual house styles (Champagne producers are known as houses) – and so it is brand and consistency, rather than any other factor that is of paramount importance when buying Champagne. The majority of growers sell their grapes or wine to larger houses.

Champagne is made using the ‘Champagne method’ (methode champenoise), which involves secondary fermentation in the bottle. Rosé Champagne may be made using grape skin contact or (and unlike any other French region) by adding a small amount of red wine to the blend.

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Dom Perignon 1993 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 1993
Your Price: $375.00
Dom Perignon 1993
"Moderately intense nose of lemon curd, kaffir lime leaf, plenty of hot buttered toast and vague hints of chalk and crushed stone." eRobertParker.com
Dom Perignon 1998 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 1998
Your Price: $325.00
Dom Perignon 1998
”...lemon oil, orange rind, and brioche in a medium-bodied, zesty, rich, moderately intense style.” Robert Parker
Dom Perignon 2000 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 2000
Your Price: $299.00
Dom Perignon 2000
“...a gorgeous, seductive wine that floats on the palate with remarkable grace.” Antonio Galloni
Dom Perignon 2002 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 2002
Your Price: $235.00
Dom Perignon 2002
“Ripe apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Pérignon.” Antonio Galloni
Dom Perignon 2005 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 2005
Your Price: $275.00
Dom Perignon 2005
“Soft and silky on the palate, the 2005 is quite welcoming and inviting.” Vinous
Dom Perignon 2006 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 2006
Your Price: $225.00
Dom Perignon 2006
“Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity.” Vinous
Louis Roederer Cristal 1990 - Golden West Wines
Louis Roederer Cristal 1990
Your Price: $570.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 1990
“Simply put, the 1990 is a total rock star.” Vinous
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2000
Your Price: $325.00
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2000
"A serious style, with velvety texture and excellent finishing punch" Wine Spectator
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2004
Your Price: $325.00
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2004
“this is a wine of incredible finesse, length and balance...” eRobertParker.com
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005
Your Price: $289.00
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005
“...a perfect balance of richness and age worthiness.” Wine Enthusiast
Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs 1981
Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1999
Your Price: $245.00
Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1999
“…inviting personality with considerable muscle married to vibrant, pure fruit.” Robert Parker