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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs 2003
Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs 2003
(search item no. 88252)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!

Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care – handpicked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins is achieved. Three years of yeast contact knits all the elements together in a mature, toasty style.

"A rich, vibrant mouthful of a bubbly, with bold, complex aromas of cinnamon, yeasty vanilla, apple and cherry, with subtle spicy flavors that build to a fresh hint of minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2010."
Wine Spectator
92 Points

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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.