126 Ratings
Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs

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Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) The 1997 Blanc de Blancs is showing wonderful aromas of roasted almonds and toast that compliment brighter notes of pineapple, citrus, and green apple. The crisp, fresh fruit aromas are balanced by the more mature nuances that have developed during the barrel and yeast aging. The flavors are deliciously tart and creamy, offering richness and dimension while retaining the finesse and delicacy one expects from a Chardonnay-based cuvee. This wine should age beautifully for at least ten to fifteen mo...

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  • Wine Advocate
    (2007 Vintage) “Perhaps the finest portfolio of Schramsberg sparkling wines I have tasted to date, these beauties include the outstanding, frothy 2007 Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay), which reveals notes of brioche, white currants and lemon blossoms. Medium-bodied with persistent effervescence and excellent acidity, it should drink nicely for several years or more....”
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2007 Vintage) “2007, it seems, was a quite good year for Schramsberg, and this brisk, almost austere Blanc de Blancs joins the winery's Blanc de Noirs and Rosé in winning very high marks. It is less a stand-alone quaffer and more a taut, acid-edged wine that wants for food, and, while we see it as a fine choice for washing down sundry light seafoods, we expect that it will show at its most brilliant when served alongside fresh oysters on the half shell.”
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast