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  • Description: In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies established Schramsberg on property originally owned by JacobSchram, setting out to make world class sparkling wine to rival the prestige and quality of FrenchChampagne. Their son Hugh now manages the estate, which is located in Napa Valley's DiamondMountain District, totaling 220 acres with 50 acres under vine. Its historic caves, which cover30,000 square feet, were dug in the 1880s. Schramsberg produces limited quantities oftraditionally hand crafted sparkling wines from grapes grown in many cool climate vineyardsthroughout the North Coast. They are unique among California sparkling wine houses in that theybarrel ferment 25% of their juice to produce rich, flavorful, complex wines. A world class winery andrecognized leader in the California wine industry, Schramsberg produces America's finestsparkling wines which have been served proudly at state functions at the White House and abroadfor decades.
  • Appellation: No
  • Color: WHITE
  • Country: UNITED STATES
  • Food Pairing:
  • Fortified: No
  • Composition: CHAMPAGNE BLEND
  • Rating: The 2005 J. Schram is a blend of 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Noir. Generally these wines are aged six years on their yeast prior to bottling. This wine, which comes from four different northern California counties (most from Napa), exhibits a light straw color along with crisp notes of pear, apple skin and brioche in a medium-bodied, complex yet delicate style with tiny pinpoint bubbles, persistent effervescence and a dry, crisp finish. This beautiful sparkling wine is intense yet delicate. It should drink well for 6-8 years.
  • Rating Robert Parker: 94
  • Rating Wine Enthusiast:
  • Rating Wine Spectator:
  • Region: CALIFORNIA
  • Sub-Region: NORTH COAST
  • Tasting Notes: The wine presents fresh aromas of green apple, ripe grapefruit and pineapple followed by nuances of lemon custard, creme brulee, and toasted hazelnuts. Flavors of candied ginger and lemon curd are accentuated by warm baking spices. The rich and tangy flavors are balanced by creamy, vanilla notes and the finish is long and balanced.
  • Technical Notes: (86% Chardonnay/14% Pinot Noir). The 2005 vintage is a blend of more than 90 cool climate vineyard sources - 40% was aged in barrel, some in stainless steel and the remainder allowed to undergo full malolactic. The wine aged in bottle, sur lie in the estate’s caves for six years.
  • Vintage: 2005