Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

9.2271 ratings
9.135 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
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
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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Vegetable, yeast flavor, green apple, hint of honey, pineapple. 2009 vintage

Vegetable, yeast flavor, green apple, hint of honey, pineapple. 2009 vintage

Jun 8th, 2016
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Wedding toast for 100 people.

Wedding toast for 100 people.

May 30th, 2016
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

A California toast of one of our favorite CA sparkling wines before we head to France and Spain tomorrow for our month-long adventure!

A California toast of one of our favorite CA sparkling wines before we head to France and Spain tomorrow for our month-long adventure!

Mar 18th, 2016
Sean K McNeely

Viticulture and Viniculture Assistant at Viña Vik Vineyard, Winery and Hotel

9.6

Wow. Nutty, toffee like nose with an elegance underneath that is still so lively and fresh. Delicate, creamy bubbles, this was a real treat.

Wow. Nutty, toffee like nose with an elegance underneath that is still so lively and fresh. Delicate, creamy bubbles, this was a real treat.

Jan 21st, 2016
Bridget Cheslock

Alwsys one of my favorite domestic sparklers... Bright green apple, lemon and sour dough

Alwsys one of my favorite domestic sparklers... Bright green apple, lemon and sour dough

Oct 13th, 2015
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.8

Classic. Good apple, brioche, and citrus.

Classic. Good apple, brioche, and citrus.

Sep 30th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Never fails to disappoint.

Never fails to disappoint.

Jul 17th, 2015