Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs 2014

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Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs 2014

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WE: 93
Item Number: 33164
Wine Enthusiast 93
A crisp texture and rather full body carry subtle spice and lean dry fruit flavors in this nicely reserved and complex wine. Apple skin, lemon zest and hints of toasted almond carry the palate and linger on the finish. Jim Gordon, November 1, 2018

“This Blanc de Noirs expresses generous aromas of red apple, apricot and candied lemon, which gradually layer with fragrances of graham cracker and sourdough bread. Lush flavors coat the palate with cantaloupe, peach and an added hint of vanilla and marzipan. The crisp acidity gives way to a floral, honeyed finish.”
– Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Blanc de Noirs (white from black) is the counterpart to Blanc de Blancs (white from white). Made primarily from the red grape Pinot Noir, this is a complex, medium-bodied, brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg pioneered the Blanc de Noirs style in the
United States, producing the first such American sparkler in 1967. The key to producing this Blanc de Noirs is our sourcing of
pinot noir grapes from a vast and varied selection of cool-climate vineyards. Pinot Noir from Carneros and Anderson Valley combine with fruit from low-yielding Sonoma and Marin coastal vineyards to develop a sparkling wine with a breadth of fruitful aroma and flavor. Select Chardonnay lots give zest and backbone to the blend.

Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care—hand-picked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins is achieved. Barrel and malolactic fermentation of particular wine lots add richness and body. Yeast contact in the bottle harmonizes all the elements together in a mature, toasty style. The youthful fruit character of the wine will develop and soften with additional age in the bottle. With proper storage, this sparkling wine will be delicious for many years, even decades to come.

Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs is particularly well-suited to serve with a variety of foods, including soft and nutty cheeses, macadamia nut-crusted halibut and pork tenderloin with fresh rosemary and lemon thyme.

Vineyard Profile
Appellation: North Coast
County Composition: 29% Sonoma, 27% Napa, 23% Marin, 21% Mendocino
Vintage Report
Harvest Date(s): August 8 - September 9, 2014
Vinification
Barrel Fermentation: 29%

Technical Information
Varietal Composition: 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
Production (in cases): 10,520 (9-Liter)
Alcohol: 12.9%
TA: 0.85 g/100 mL
p H: 3.13
RS: 1.03 g/100 mL
Other Vintages: 2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 

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Information about Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs 2014

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Bubbly Dry

Winery: Schramsberg

Region: California >  Calistoga, Napa Valley

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