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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Schramsberg J. Schram 1998
Schramsberg J. Schram 1998
(search item no. 81574)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With just a hint of red berry fruit from Pinot Noir, this Chardonnay-driven wine combines the best of both noble varieties. Rich, tropical fruit aromas are reflected on the palate—pineapple, citrus and cherry. Toasted hazelnuts and freshly-baked sourdough grace the senses, emphasizing the importance of time spent yeast-aging in our caves. The mid-palate, luxurious with vanilla cream, is complemented by a rich, zesty, seamless finish that lasts as long as the memories of this unforgettable wine.
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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.