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Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 90 Connoisseurs' Guide
Region: North Coast, California
Varietal: Vintage Sparkling Wine
Item no. 122089
The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades following its initial release.
While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. It is also delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses, and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.
Enticing aromas of Asian pear and spiced cinnamon lead to rich, layered flavors of lemon curd, mineral and fresh almond.
100% Chardonnay. Pronounced yeastiness trumps any Blanc de Blancs delicacy in the complex, aggressively toasty, faintly soy-like nose of this wine, yet it is easy enough to taste past its fully autolyzed aspects and still find a bit of green-apple freshness at its heart. It is lithe and well-balanced with a wealth of incessant and wonderfully small bubbles, and, if it plays more to richness more than most of its close kin, it is by all measures a significant Blanc de Blancs