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    Schramsberg J. Schram 2005
    Vintage Sparkling Wine - North Coast, California

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    • CG97
    • WE95
    Price: $115.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 Connoisseurs' Guide, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Tasting Panel, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: North Coast, California

    Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 117308

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2005 J. Schram shows classic characteristics of a very cool vintage. The aroma is fresh and bright with green apple, ripe grapefruit and pineapple followed by nuances of lemon custard, creme brûlée and toasted hazelnut. White peach and crisp citrus flavors are carried with accents of tart pear and apple. The palate is further layered with sweet, spicy flavors of candied ginger and lemon curd. The texture is both viscous and mouthwatering, and the wine finishes with a long, lingering acidity.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Schramsberg's very special J. Schram bottlings inevitably make their ways to the head of the class every year, and this newest effort is nothing less than an absolute tour de force. Like the very greatest of the world's sparkling wines it exhibits an uncanny combination of layered richness and lightness with remarkably deep, very long-lasting, fully champenized flavors and an unending mousse of miniscule bubbles. It is the kind of wine that encourages the shameless use of superlatives in its description, and, yet even when found, those words are never enough.

    97 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    This fourcounty blend is a selection of what the winemakers consider their best lots of the vintage. Made from 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Noir, it most certainly needs some time in the cellar, as it’s scoury right now. But its richness is already apparent: it shows complex toast, leesy yeast, creme brûlée, lemondrop sour candy and ripe pear flavors. A gorgeous sparkling wine...
    Cellar Selection.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2005 J. Schram is a blend of 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Noir. Generally these wines are aged six years on their yeast prior to bottling. This wine, which comes from four different northern California counties (most from Napa), exhibits a light straw color along with crisp notes of pear, apple skin and brioche in a medium-bodied, complex yet delicate style with tiny pinpoint bubbles, persistent effervescence and a dry, crisp finish. This beautiful sparkling wine is intense yet delicate. It should drink well for 6-8 years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Lush and juicy with rich fruit and tangy acidity; complex and lively with apple fruit and notes of citrus; elegant, dense and long.

    93 Points
    Tasting Panel

    Bold and opulent, yet balanced with a core of crisp and minerally fruit. Aromas of lemon tart and almond brioche open to rich flavors of apple, cinnamon and candied ginger.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Lee Calhoon (12/5/2012)
    Love this Bubbly! Well worth the price!!! It might just be my new favorite..

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