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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Schramsberg J. Schram 2000
Schramsberg J. Schram 2000
(search item no. 92929)
collectible wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $109.00

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
1999 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 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:

J. Schram epitomizes Schramsberg's philosophy to create a wine in which no effort has been spared and no care has been omitted. Representing only 3% of the winery's annual production, the Chardonnay-focused J. Schram blend is assembled from the top 10-15 lots of the approximately 200 produced each year. This special bottling is dedicated to Schramsberg's founder of 1862, Jacob Schram, and has been a great success since its premier 1987 vintage was released in 1992.

Blend: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir

"The 2000 J. Schram exhibits aromas of pineapple with melon and apple cider along with citrus notes of orange peel and lemon custard. Rich, creamy notes of creme brulee, fresh baked baguette and toasted nuts are derived from barrel fermentation and nearly 6 years of yeast aging. This voluptuous sparkling wine showcases the bright citrus and tangy, tropical fruit of the Tognetti and Schwartz Chardonnay vineyards along Bayview Avenure in southern Napa-Carneros. The addition of 20% Pinot Noir lends subtle red fruit aromas and gives breadth to both the nose and palate. A creamy yet refreshing wine, the 2000 J. Schram has a long, quenching, seamless finish."
- Winemakers Hugh Davies and Craig Roemer

J. Schram is quite appealing on its own as an aperitif or enjoyed with fresh shellfish, caviar, smoked salmon, tangy cheeses, seafood brochettes and risotto with prosciutto.

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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.