Vintage Perspective Auction
Auction 20 | Lot No. 205
Library Selection Cuvée 8
Varietal: Sparkling Wine
Appellation: Napa Valley
5 cases produced
- Our Library Selection Cuvee 8 is from the 2008
vintage and will only be released for PNV
- A sparkling wine made for the ages, this cuvee
includes a custom dosage, making it even more rare
- Seven years of sur-lie aging has led to unparalleled
complexity and richness
- The 2008 vintage was long and cool, resulting in
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with intense flavors
This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family.
The Domaine Chandon Library Selection Cuvée 8 is from the 2008 vintage and will only be released as a Premiere Napa Valley offering. A sparkling wine made for the ages, this cuvée includes a custom dosage, making it even more rare. Seven years of sur-lie aging has led to a sparkling wine of unparalleled complexity and richness. The 2008 vintage was long and cool, resulting in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with intense flavors, with the resulting wine touched with yeasty notes and a creamy mouthfeel.
Tom's love affair with wine began long before coming to Chandon. The son of an Italian immigrant chef and retail wine-and-spirits merchant, food and wine are in his blood. Tom worked in the family stores since early childhood, and along with family and friends, made wine at home using a shared press in the garage. After earning a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an early foray into microbiology, Tom reconnected with the family's passion and parlayed his scientific training into a professional winemaking career. He's now spent the last 23 years mastering the art of sparkling winemaking at Chandon. His expertise in the science of sparkling winemaking along with his creative blending skills have played a key role in the creation of Chandon's diverse sparkling wine cuvées.
Country born: United States
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies in Biology from University of California at Berkeley.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Tom continues to demonstrate his exceptional talents as he oversees Domaine Chandon's sparkling program, carrying on a tradition of crafting the finest and broadest range of sparkling-wine styles in America.
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