Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Vintge 2010

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"The 2010 Blanc de Blancs open with fresh aromas of green apple, juicy pineapple and ripe grapefruit. The fruitful nose is complemented by developed nuances of fresh baked brioche and lemon tart. Bright flavors of grapefruit, lime and pineapple, are accented by a slight minerality on the finish. The plate is crisp on entry, with a long, tangy and refreshing acidity." -Winery

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Schramsberg Vineyards Company:
Schramsberg was originally established by Jacob Schram in 1862. The hillside vineyards reminded him of those used to grow Riesling in his native Germany, and he bought the land and began his wine-making business (he had been a barber by trade). Eventually the family sold the property, and nothing much of note really happened to it until Jack and Jamie Davies bought the land in 1965. The Davi... Read more
Schramsberg was originally established by Jacob Schram in 1862. The hillside vineyards reminded him of those used to grow Riesling in his native Germany, and he bought the land and began his wine-making business (he had been a barber by trade). Eventually the family sold the property, and nothing much of note really happened to it until Jack and Jamie Davies bought the land in 1965. The Davies' were specifically interested in making sparkling wines, but only discovered after moving onto the land that the hot Calistoga hillsides (Calistoga is typically 5 to 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the Napa Valley) were not particularly hospitable to the two grapes essential to champagne, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They set about finding suppliers in other parts of the valley, and produced their first sparkling vintage in 1965. Widespread fame came in 1972, when President Nixon used the 1969 in his toast to China. Schramsberg has been the official sparkling wine of U.S. presidents ever since. Read less

External Reviews for Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Vintge

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Enticing aromas of Asian pear and spiced cinnamon lead to rich layered flavors of lemon curd mineral and fresh almond. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Made from 100% Chardonnay this sparkling wine is absolutely delicious to drink now. It has vanilla cream lemon lime and yeast flavors accented with crisp acidity and the bubbly mousse is soft and fine.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Pronounced yeastiness trumps any Blanc de Blancs delicacy in the complex aggressively toasty faintly soy-like nose of this wine yet it is easy enough to taste past its fully autolyzed aspects and still find a bit of green-apple freshness at its heart. It is lithe and well-balanced with a wealth of incessant and wonderfully small bubbles and if it plays more to richness more than most of its close kin it is by all measures a significant Blanc de Blancs. Connoisseurs Guide.



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"The 2010 Blanc de Blancs open with fresh aromas of green apple, juicy pineapple and ripe grapefruit. The fruitful nose is complemented by developed nuances of fresh baked brioche and lemon tart. Bright flavors of grapefruit, lime and pineapple, are accented by a slight minerality on the finish. The plate is crisp on entry, with a long, tangy and refreshing acidity." -Winery

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