Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

9.2659 ratings
9.2138 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Celebrating the 4th a little early with a yearly family tradition...listening to the Fort Worth Symphony at the Botanical Gardens with the best firework show in Fort Worth!

Noticeable step up from the Chandon, in both nose and palate. Much more herbaceous on the nose with added limestone. Palate shows more of the classic chalk/yeast notes with minuscule bubbles. ALMOST creamy (but not quite). There is a baked key lime pie type finish. A nice US sparkler for the price.

Celebrating the 4th a little early with a yearly family tradition...listening to the Fort Worth Symphony at the Botanical Gardens with the best firework show in Fort Worth!

Noticeable step up from the Chandon, in both nose and palate. Much more herbaceous on the nose with added limestone. Palate shows more of the classic chalk/yeast notes with minuscule bubbles. ALMOST creamy (but not quite). There is a baked key lime pie type finish. A nice US sparkler for the price.

Jul 4th, 2018
Beau Carson

How does this still have bubbles?! And how is this so good?!

How does this still have bubbles?! And how is this so good?!

May 31st, 2018
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

9.1

Pretty yeast Light, showing a touch of that super pleasant vintage champagne nose. Fun I beg forgiveness for typos, yet Delectable will not let me scroll up to see what I’ve typed.

Pretty yeast Light, showing a touch of that super pleasant vintage champagne nose. Fun I beg forgiveness for typos, yet Delectable will not let me scroll up to see what I’ve typed.

Oct 13th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

Second vintage.

Second vintage.

Oct 13th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

The third vintage

The third vintage

Oct 13th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

This was the wine served at the “toast to peace” when Richard Nixon opened trade relations with China in 1972.

This was the wine served at the “toast to peace” when Richard Nixon opened trade relations with China in 1972.

Oct 13th, 2017
Meredith Hu

Great structure and complexity (due to the sur lees aging?), not too sweet, not too acid. Honeydew, golden smith, somehow nutty probably hazelnut? Dig it....

Great structure and complexity (due to the sur lees aging?), not too sweet, not too acid. Honeydew, golden smith, somehow nutty probably hazelnut? Dig it....

Sep 28th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.6

Crisp green Apple study bubbles and sweetness on the finish creamy bread yeast..

Crisp green Apple study bubbles and sweetness on the finish creamy bread yeast..

3 people found it helpfulApr 25th, 2015
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

9.7

Delicious! Brioche, honey, toffee, and almond butter on the progress into the palate. Fresh peaches and pears dance on the palate with good tension and vibrancy. Great mouthfeel - give me more.

Delicious! Brioche, honey, toffee, and almond butter on the progress into the palate. Fresh peaches and pears dance on the palate with good tension and vibrancy. Great mouthfeel - give me more.

2 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2014
Christine Havens

While chatting with winemaker and proprietor, Hugh Davies, I asked him what he thought about zero dosage, extra brut sparkling wines. He told me that his wines have more than enough acidity due to cooler maritime climate, after tasting the Blanc de Blancs I'm inclined to agree. A shift in the 1.0g/L dosage would indeed result in a wine that is too austere. This 2012 is superbly balanced, with sappiness and weight at the core balanced by pent-up acidity and notes of lemon pith, saline, ginger, and brioche. Sample

While chatting with winemaker and proprietor, Hugh Davies, I asked him what he thought about zero dosage, extra brut sparkling wines. He told me that his wines have more than enough acidity due to cooler maritime climate, after tasting the Blanc de Blancs I'm inclined to agree. A shift in the 1.0g/L dosage would indeed result in a wine that is too austere. This 2012 is superbly balanced, with sappiness and weight at the core balanced by pent-up acidity and notes of lemon pith, saline, ginger, and brioche. Sample

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2015