Editorial Reviews for Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley
Intensely aromatic with lovely notes of green nuts, honeycomb, wild flowers, fennel pollen, green anise seed, brie rind and jammy green plum with a hint of gooseberry. Large scaled with a super fine mousse, this is creamy and broad with complex leesy flavors of smoke, nuts, caramel and even a hint of vanilla under rich citrus, quince, green plum, apricot and raw almond flavors. The finish is tense, if a little subtle, and fairly long. Refined and complex, this deserves to be served with dinner. 94pts
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External Reviews for Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley
This four-county blend is a selection of what the winemakers consider their best lots of the vintage. Made from 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Noir it most certainly needs some time in the cellar as it
Bold and opulent yet balanced with a core of crisp and minerally fruit. Aromas of lemon tart and almond brioche open to rich flavors of apple cinnamon and candied ginger. Drink now through 2016. - TF Wine Spectator.
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
Bold and opulent yet balanced with a core of crisp and minerally fruit. Aromas of lemon tart and almond brioche open to rich flavors of apple cinnamon and candied ginger. Drink now through 2016.
The aroma is fresh and bright with green apple, ripe grapefruit and pineapple followed by nuances of lemon custard, creme br l e, and toasted hazelnut. The palate is furthered layered with sweet, spicy flavors of candied ginger and lemon curd. The texture is both viscous and mouthwatering, and the wine finishes with a long lingering acidity.