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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2005
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2005
(search item no. 94446)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $33.99

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
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 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:

The length of the 2005 growing season allowed for the development of ripe fruit character. Fresh crisp apple, lemon chiffon and juicy pineapple all come to mind. Suggestions of warm brioche and hazelnut lead way to a pleasing palate bursting with ripe apple, key lime and plump apricot. The 2005 Blanc de Blancs finishes with refreshing acidity and a quenching palate.

While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. 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.