(From 2007 Vintage)
Blanc de Blancs ("white from white") made from Chardonnay is the counterpart to the Blanc de Noirs ("white from black"), made from Pinot Noir. Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China.
88 Points, Wine Spectator:
"Sleek and layered, offering vanilla and Meyer lemon tart aromas and supple citrus flavors, with hints of caramel and anise. Drink now. 20,550 cases made. –TF" (11/ 30/2010)
88 Points, Wine Enthusiast:
"Appealing flavors in this dry, tart bubbly. Flatters with vanilla bean, lemon zest, tangerine and toast flavors, with a nice edge of yeast. The bubbles could be a little finer, though, as the wine is a little rough in the mouth. S.H. (12/1/2010)
(From 2007 Vintage) The aromas are sweet and inviting with fresh lemon and lime, followed by pineapple and 'Jolly Rancher' green apple. The generous nose is accentuated by a salty minerality that leads way to the yeastiness of fresh from the oven bread. Upon first taste, the 2007 Blanc de Blancs delivers delicious flavors of green apple, fresh honeydew melon and lemon custard. The palate finishes with a pleasant acidity that is crisp, long and lingering.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast