Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

9.1623 ratings
9.2134 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
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
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

Very fragrant and fresh style. Appley, light citrus. Lightly chalky, seems to be very Chardonnay dominant. Light, crisp, fresh, lightly biscuity, soft light creamy touch. Decent style

Very fragrant and fresh style. Appley, light citrus. Lightly chalky, seems to be very Chardonnay dominant. Light, crisp, fresh, lightly biscuity, soft light creamy touch. Decent style

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
Rob Brobst III

@jesus g thank you sooooo much!

@jesus g thank you sooooo much!

May 28th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

12.8% alc.
100% Chardonnay.
17% barrel-fermentation.

Not related to this wine in particular here's a question to fellow Delectable users - has the label recognition on this app taken a turn for the worse recently?
I admittedly post a lot of unknown labels but find myself needing to correct identified wines about 70% of the time.

@Delectable Wine Have you "downgraded" your software recently?
This specific wine is a fairly simple label to recognize and yet it came up wrong on first try.
I do enjoy using the app but in a competitive market (read; Vivino) quality/reliability should set you apart.

12.8% alc.
100% Chardonnay.
17% barrel-fermentation.

Not related to this wine in particular here's a question to fellow Delectable users - has the label recognition on this app taken a turn for the worse recently?
I admittedly post a lot of unknown labels but find myself needing to correct identified wines about 70% of the time.

@Delectable Wine Have you "downgraded" your software recently?
This specific wine is a fairly simple label to recognize and yet it came up wrong on first try.
I do enjoy using the app but in a competitive market (read; Vivino) quality/reliability should set you apart.

May 2nd, 2017