Schramsberg J. Schram 1996
This vintage expresses the cultivated elegance we look for in J. Schram – a harmony of power and finesse. Seductive aromas of honey and roasted pecans add dimension and intrigue to the Chardonnay-based notes of lemon, pineapple, and melon. The viscous, creamy texture and robust flavors give way to a long, dry, and crisp finish. This wine has an intricate balance of richness and firm acidity which gives it the classic structure we strive for in our finest cuvées. It will age exceptionally for many years to come.
"Incredibly rich and smooth, with subtle flavors of peaches, vanilla, yeast and smoke. Very dry, but so rich and creamy—just luscious. Feels light and airy and elegant all the way through the long finish."
-Wine Enthusiast Top 100
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.