Schramsberg J. Schram 1996

Vintage from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 56842
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • collectible wine
  • WE93
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Winemaker's Notes

J. Schram is a fine expression of American individuality and innovation. We created J. Schram to achieve the greatest elegance and individuality possible in a sparkling wine. This is a wine in which no effort has been spared, no care omitted. It is only made in the finest vintages. Chardonnay makes up the majority of the blend, while Pinot Noir is added to give the wine dimension and character.

This vintage expresses the cultivated elegance we look for in J. Schram – a harmony of power and finesse. Seductive aromas of honey and roasted pecans add dimension and intrigue to the Chardonnay-based notes of lemon, pineapple, and melon. The viscous, creamy texture and robust flavors give way to a long, dry, and crisp finish. This wine has an intricate balance of richness and firm acidity which gives it the classic structure we strive for in our finest cuvées. It will age exceptionally for many years to come.

"Incredibly rich and smooth, with subtle flavors of peaches, vanilla, yeast and smoke. Very dry, but so rich and creamy—just luscious. Feels light and airy and elegant all the way through the long finish."
-Wine Enthusiast Top 100

Learn About Schramsberg Map ItMap It

Focused on Schramsberg's top Chardonnay barrel and tank lots, and aged for seven years prior to release, J. Schram is the winery's signature Brut sparkling wine. Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965, with a mission to produce California's first world-class sparkling wines. Today, led by their son Hugh, Schramsberg's team continues with this commitment to quality and innovation. Schramsberg also produces the J. Schram Rose, Reserve, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Brut Rose, Cremant Demi-Sec and J. Davies Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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