Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend

9.4314 ratings
9.484 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Broad and a bit clunky. Nice with time in the glass.

Broad and a bit clunky. Nice with time in the glass.

Mar 19th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Oxidative and really good. Similar to the ‘08 I opened a few months back. Nutty, great honey/creamy texture. Caramel and roasted cashews. I enjoy these younger vs the JSchram.

Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Oxidative and really good. Similar to the ‘08 I opened a few months back. Nutty, great honey/creamy texture. Caramel and roasted cashews. I enjoy these younger vs the JSchram.

Feb 5th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Magnum

Magnum

Feb 4th, 2019
Brian Tuite

Nutty, slightly oxidative.

Nutty, slightly oxidative.

Dec 24th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Citrus and cream. Reminiscent of an Orange 🍊 Julius, only with orange rind instead of the meat. Delicious and aging gracefully 11 years on.

Citrus and cream. Reminiscent of an Orange 🍊 Julius, only with orange rind instead of the meat. Delicious and aging gracefully 11 years on.

Dec 16th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Out of a 3 liter .

Out of a 3 liter .

Nov 24th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

12.9% ABV
82% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Noir.
35% fermented in barrel.

Serving this next to another $120 bubbly (2006 Taittinger Comte) I have to judge with both my wallet and preference. Unfortunately that doesn’t fall in the favor of this Schramsberg which showed a bit of reduction notes (noticeably some lead pencil shavings).
No doubt a great US sparkler but not a competitor with great Champagne at this price point.

12.9% ABV
82% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Noir.
35% fermented in barrel.

Serving this next to another $120 bubbly (2006 Taittinger Comte) I have to judge with both my wallet and preference. Unfortunately that doesn’t fall in the favor of this Schramsberg which showed a bit of reduction notes (noticeably some lead pencil shavings).
No doubt a great US sparkler but not a competitor with great Champagne at this price point.

Jun 16th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Pinot noir heavy has wonderful pure red fruits orange zest and mineral nuances. Great bottle.

Pinot noir heavy has wonderful pure red fruits orange zest and mineral nuances. Great bottle.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Shay A
9.5

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

@jesus g was a killer host. He opened up some older sparklers to compare against new releases as well as poured some very impressive JDavies reds, including the Diamond Mtn Cab. This JSchram Reserve ‘08 though was on a different level. Honeyed almond, apricot, lemon curd. Texture and acidity were seductive at 10yrs old. Happy to have one tucked away for the foreseeable future. Legit, @jesus g !

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

@jesus g was a killer host. He opened up some older sparklers to compare against new releases as well as poured some very impressive JDavies reds, including the Diamond Mtn Cab. This JSchram Reserve ‘08 though was on a different level. Honeyed almond, apricot, lemon curd. Texture and acidity were seductive at 10yrs old. Happy to have one tucked away for the foreseeable future. Legit, @jesus g !

Feb 3rd, 2018
Bill Bender

I believe @David L brought this but it was celebrated by all. Spectacular kick off.

I believe @David L brought this but it was celebrated by all. Spectacular kick off.

Nov 9th, 2017