2004 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs
112 Ratings
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112 Ratings
2004 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs

Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage)

The relatively warm 2005 season delivered a generously flavored Blanc de Blanc with alluring aromas of green apple, citrus and tropical fruits. Rich, tart Bayview Avenue Carneros Chardonnay forms the core, with components ranging from the Marin Coast to the Anderson Valley contributing further depth of fruit. Yeast-derived notes of fresh sourdough and toasted almond blend with hints of crème brûlée. On the palate, this lively sparkler is ripe and crisp with tangy lemon zest early on, progressing to a clean, balanced finish.

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast:

"Made from 100% Chardonnay, this sparkler is just delicious, a versatile wine to have by itself, with savories, sushi or the most elegant meals. Crisp and balanced, it has rich flavors of pineapples, peach jam, brioche and vanilla, with a smoky edge. S.H." (12/31/2008)

88 Points, Wine Spectator:

"Lush and supple, offering creamy citrus and Asian pear aromas, with nicely layered lemon curd, cinnamon and ginger flavors that build to a light, crisp note. Drink now through 2011. 22,600 cases made. –TF" (7/31/2008)

Winemaker's Notes

Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (white from white)is madefrom Chardonnay grapes in the classic Brut style. Small lots of malolactic and barrel-fermented wines are added to the winefor complexity. The wine is then aged on the yeast lees in bottle for three years prior to disgorgement. With its bright fruitand crisp characters, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years followingits initial release."The relatively warm 2004 season delivered a genero...

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Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs (white from white)is madefrom Chardonnay grapes in the classic Brut style. Small lots of malolactic and barrel-fermented wines are added to the winefor complexity. The wine is then aged on the yeast lees in bottle for three years prior to disgorgement. With its bright fruitand crisp characters, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years followingits initial release."The relatively warm 2004 season delivered a genero...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast