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Schramsberg Vineyards Mauzac Blend Napa Valley Crémant 2007

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88 points Wine Spectator: Succulent yet crisp, with aromas of lemon sorbet and luscious flavors of peach, vanilla and cinnamon. Drink now. Crémant is French for creamy and traditionally refers to a wine with light effervescence. It has approximately half the pressure of other sparkling wines and presents a creamier texture with more exotic flavors. Sweet peach and juicy orange are rounded by roasted hazelnut. This sparkling wine is particularly viscous and coating upon entry, with a quenching finish.

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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 Mauzac Blend Napa Valley Crémant

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Snooth User: NJ WineandBeer
106406169
3.50 5
04/05/2012

The Flora grape (a cross of Sémillon & Gewürztraminer) gives this sparkler a very unique flavor - spicy asain foods, blue cheese, and desserts


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/09/2009

Normally I love this wine but it seemed to be a bit off. It is a nice rich gold color. The nose had a candied fruit and a sweetness. There was some toastiness to the wine with almond and some honey.


Snooth User: bromion
4484049
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/03/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Schramsberg Vineyards Mauzac Blend Napa Valley Crémant

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Vintage: 2004 10/06/2009

Winemaker's notes: Aromas of honeyed spice rum cake rhubarb pie and baked pineapple commingle with wild pear melon and tea leaves. The bouquet of mouth-watering fresh fruit blends harmoniously with the wines more mature elements. On the palate this wine is rich and creamy yet still vibrant and refreshing. Suggested Food Pairings. This delicious sparkler has spicy floral aromatics and apricot and peach flavors which will caramelize with further aging. The sweetness in Crmant is subtle providing a fine balance with desserts such as fruit tarts poached fruit light cakes custards exotic sorbets crme caramel gingerbread and crme brle. It also complements a wide range of spicy Asian foods and matches especially well with foie gras. 88% Flora 9% Chardonnay and 3% Gewurztraminer.


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Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Schramsberg Cremant is a delicate off-dry, dessert-style wine: an American original. Cremant is French for "creamy" and traditionally refers to a sparkling wine with less pressure and softer effervescence. Our Cremant has roughly half the pressure of our other sparkling wines, it presents a creamier texture, and has more exotic flavors.



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88 points Wine Spectator: Succulent yet crisp, with aromas of lemon sorbet and luscious flavors of peach, vanilla and cinnamon. Drink now. Crémant is French for creamy and traditionally refers to a wine with light effervescence. It has approximately half the pressure of other sparkling wines and presents a creamier texture with more exotic flavors. Sweet peach and juicy orange are rounded by roasted hazelnut. This sparkling wine is particularly viscous and coating upon entry, with a quenching finish.

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