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Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley 2005

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2005 Schramsberg J Schram Brut North Coast 750ml

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,251
4.00 5
12/26/2012

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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Snooth User: nojoda
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0.00 5
09/23/2013

all the great qualities of an old word bubbly


External Reviews for Schramsberg J. Schram Napa Valley

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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

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.


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

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/21/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Schramsberg J Schram 750ml


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

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


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

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.



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