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Schramsberg Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged 2012

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Our Riddler enjoys his classic pose on this whimsical and festive engraving design. The 750ml size of our 2004 Blanc de Blancs is perfect for entertaining, or for a lovely gift. The message will read whatever you decide; 3 lines can have 26 characters each. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Schramsberg Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,170
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/16/2009

Fruity and floral on the nose with light cherry and earth tones. On the palate this comes off as a tad coarse and subdued with yellow cherry fruit tones and a soft, simple, fruit driven finish. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,170
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/16/2009

Yeasty and fresh on the nose with a hint of Pina Colada that appears on the tropically fruited palate. Nicely integrated but obviously yeasty notes compliments the yellow fruited palate which offers up a touch of creaminess and leads to a nice finish. 89pts


Member Reviews for Schramsberg Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/28/2012

Aromas of lime and Granny Smith apple. Crisp and tangy on the palate with exotic tropical fruits, lime, lemon custard. Finishes with a delicate sweetness and ample acidity. 10/8/11


Snooth User: steve16046
1085122827
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/04/2012

Pours a bright and effervescent golden color with amble carbonation. Light on the nose with some green apples and lemons. The scents do not intesify much even as this warms a tad. Starts off with a nice tingly sensation of green apples and citrus. This stays constant throughout the entire tasting. On the very back end, there is some underlying vanilla cream flavor. This has a nice medium body with able acidity. Very refreshing.


Snooth User: androidgrrl
82140870
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/15/2011

Not bad, but not great. I wouldn't buy it again, but it was drinkable and somewhat enjoyable.


Snooth User: androidgrrl
82140870
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/15/2011

This is a very tasty, crisp and light sparkling wine. I enjoyed it very much. I don't much about wines to say more.


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: oxydizers
104433062
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/22/2012

Good champagne


Snooth User: spectron
33548730
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/24/2009

4


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External Reviews for Schramsberg Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged

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Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/30/2012

Sleek and vibrant, with floral apple and lemon aromas and crisp, complex flavors of pear and yeasty cinnamon that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/04/2011

A bit broader and richer than the classic model might commend, the 2008 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs is a deep and layered sparkler that exhibits a biscuity complexity suggestive of a lengthy tirage and more time in the bottle than could possibly be t... Connoisseurs Guide. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Vintage 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

Made from 100% Chardonnay grown mostly in Napa and Sonoma counties, this charming bubbly is one of the best blanc de blancs on the market. Itandrsquo;s rich and honeyed and feels so good in the mouth, carrying flavors of oranges, sweet limes, Meyer lemons, vanilla and toasty bread. Drink over the next six years.


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Vintage: 2008 10/26/2011

Fruitful aromas of fresh lime and Granny Smith apple, accentuated by nuances of juicy pineapple and lemon grass, are complimented by notes of honeycomb and hazelnut from the years of aging en tirage. On the palate, the 2008 Blanc de Blancs enters crisp and tangy, unfolding with flavors of lime, pineapple and exotic tropical fruits.


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