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Schramsberg Vineyards Champagne Blend California Reserve 2004

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The opulence of this sparkling wine has to be tasted to be believed. It

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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 Vineyards Champagne Blend California Reserve

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

The opulence of this sparkling wine has to be tasted to be believed. It


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

On the verge of true grandeur yet a little on the angular sharp side at the margins this rather outgoing almost powerful sparkling wine suffers no shortfall of personality and there will be plenty of takers for its immensely toasty developed explosively bubbled approach. It charges into power from the first sip and neither its mousse nor its complex toast soy lemon rind flavors give any quarter from front to back. We are put in mind of Bollinger s Grande Ann


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

An opulent and rich style with bold aromas of baked cinnamon and apple followed by complex racy flavors of Asian pear candied ginger and spice. Features a long lingering finish. Drink now through 2015. - TF Wine Spectator.


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

An opulent and rich style with bold aromas of baked cinnamon and apple followed by complex racy flavors of Asian pear candied ginger and spice. Features a long lingering finish. Drink now through 2015.



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