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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2003
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2003
(search item no. 89715)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (white from white)is made from Chardonnay grapes in the classic Brut style. Small lots of malolactic and barrel-fermented wines are added to the wine for complexity. The wine is then aged on the yeast lees in bottle for three years prior to disgorgement. With its bright fruit and crisp characters, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years following its initial release.

"Alluring aromas of tropical fruit and subtle hints of roasted pecans. On the palate, it has citrus characteristics and baked apple and ripe pear flavors that lead to a long, vibrant finish. It is crisp and refreshing in the Schramsberg tradition."
–Winemakers Hugh Davies and Craig Roemer

While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif, it is perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass as well. It is also delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.

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About Schramsberg Vineyards:

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.