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Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs 2011
(91% Pinot Noir/9% Chardonnay). Barrel fermentation (27%) and malolactic of particular wine lots add richness and body. Yeast contact in the bottle harmonizes all the elements in a mature, toasty style.

Lively aromas of guava and fresh peach. Flavors of Rainier cherry and fresh watermelon, followed by baked orange and fresh sourdough bread. Lingering finish with snappy acidity.

In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies established Schramsberg on property originally owned by Jacob Schram, setting out to make ... read more
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Size:750mL (bubbly)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#19722
Item Description
(91% Pinot Noir/9% Chardonnay). Barrel fermentation (27%) and malolactic of particular wine lots add richness and body. Yeast contact in the bottle harmonizes all the elements in a mature, toasty style.

Lively aromas of guava and fresh peach. Flavors of Rainier cherry and fresh watermelon, followed by baked orange and fresh sourdough bread. Lingering finish with snappy acidity.

In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies established Schramsberg on property originally owned by Jacob Schram, setting out to make world class sparkling wine to rival the prestige and quality of French Champagne. Their son Hugh now manages the estate, which is located in Napa Valley's Diamond Mountain District, totaling 220 acres with 50 acres under vine. Its historic caves, which cover 30,000 square feet, were dug in the 1880s. Schramsberg produces limited quantities of traditionally hand crafted sparkling wines from grapes grown in many cool climate vineyards throughout the North Coast. They are unique among California sparkling wine houses in that they barrel ferment 25% of their juice to produce rich, flavorful, complex wines. A world class winery and recognized leader in the California wine industry, Schramsberg produces America's finest sparkling wines which have been served proudly at state functions at the White House and abroad for decades.

Producer information

In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies established Schramsberg Vineyards. One of the pioneers of the area, they set set out to make world-class sparkling wine on property originally owned by Jacob Schram. This 220 acre estate is located in Napa Valley's Diamond Mountain District and its caves, which were dug in the 1880's, extend over 30,000 square feet.

The Schramsbergs produce limited quantities of handcrafted sparkling wines from grapes grown in their 43 acre estate vineyard and with fruit harvested from superior parcels located in cool climate, including Napa- Carneros, Sonoma-Carneros, Mendocino County and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. The winemakers draw from 120 vineyard blocks covering 371 acres to create 220 base wines each year. Many of Schramsberg's viticultural and winemaking practices are carried out by hand – grapes are handharvested, the bottles are stacked and riddled in underground caves by hand. The J. Schram, Schramsberg's top offering, is even hand-labeled.

They are unique among California sparkling wine houses in that they barrel ferment 25% of their juice to produce rich, flavorful and complex wines. A world-class winery and recognized leader in the California wine industry, Schramsberg produces America's finest sparkling wines which have been served proudly at state functions at the White House and abroad for decades. Jack and Jamie's son Hugh now manage the winery.
About Schramsberg
Schramsberg's history dates back to the 19th century, when German immigrant Jacob Schram first made his home and started his winery on Diamond Mountain.

Over one hundred years later Jack and Jamie Davies would restore the Schramsberg estate in 1965. They set out to produce sparkling wine – specifically, "America's most prestigious, select and admired sparkling wine; chosen for special guests, special gifts, pampering one's self and expressing one's taste in unique products." Through the decades, this spirit of innovation earned Schramsberg and the Davies worldwide praise and recognition.

Schramsberg has also played a role in world history. The Blanc de Blancs was used for President Nixon's 1972 "Toast to Peace" with China's Premier Zhou Enlai (see timeline). Schramsberg's sparkling wines have been served at official State functions by every U.S. Presidential administration since.

Schramsberg's founders, Jack and Jamie Davies were determined to seek out a simpler, more meaningful life. In 1965, after a yearlong search, they discovered a run-down winery on the mountainside above St. Helena. The 19th century Victorian mansion presided over the tangled remains of once stately gardens and underground cellars. The historic Schramsberg property had been abandoned for years, but the Davies were looking for a challenge. On that day they decided Schramsberg would be brought back to life.

The Davies had an ambition to make wine, but not just any wine. They were setting out to produce a world-class sparkling wine, and it was a lofty goal. Later that year, the 1965 Blanc de Blancs came to be, and would be the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine.

Schramsberg sparkling wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in a broad array of cool-climate North Coast vineyards located in Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties. The winemakers draw from more than 110 individual vineyard sites to create over 250 base wines each year. These wines are then artfully blended to create Schramsberg's 12-14 distinctive sparkling wines each year.
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Great sparkling wine.
"Schramsburg is the best of the US produced product made by the French methodology."
Posted byWilliam on Apr 19, 2016Verified Purchase
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