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Schramsberg Vineyards Champagne Blend California Blanc de Noirs Reserve 1999

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Reserve Pinot Noir 12.9% 2 bottles 10/9/06

3.74 5 0.5
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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

Member Reviews for Schramsberg Vineyards Champagne Blend California Blanc de Noirs Reserve

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
5.00 5
01/02/2009

Killer wine. This is the first Schramsberg I've ever tasted, but if they are all like this, then wow. Paired well with a roasted beet salad and beautifully with oysters.


Snooth User: genevievegrant
80238119
5.00 5
01/05/2009

Incredible sparkling wine!



Reserve Pinot Noir 12.9% 2 bottles 10/9/06

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