Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Noirs Napa Valley
44 Ratings
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44 Ratings
Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Noirs Napa Valley

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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Blanc de Noirs (white from black) is the counterpart to Blanc de Blancs (white from white). Made from the red wine grape Pinot Noir, this is a complex, fruity, medium-bodied sparkling wine. Schramsberg pioneered the Blanc de Noirs style in the United States, releasing the first such American sparkler in 1967. Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care – handpicked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity ...

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    96 Points - Wine Enthusiast "....this brilliantly clean wine has an incredibly fierce mousse. It seems to boil in the glass, and the followup mouthfeel is as creamy and refined as any California sparkler in memory. The Pinot asserts itself in delicate touches of raspberries and strawberries. Delicious and compelling now. Try with sushi." Steve Heimoff

    about 4 years
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    drank at wset level 2 final dinner - method champinoise

    over 4 years
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    Michelle loves tasted in napa 2011

    over 4 years
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    Brut, 13.2%, 90% P Noir, 10% Chard

    over 2 years
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    Best sparkling wine I've had.

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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    (From 2005 Vintage) Fresh fruit is spotlighted in this wine. Strawberry, raspberry and cherry aromas dominate the nose, accented by a delicious creaminess that carries through to the palate. The wine is deepened by the bottle-aged characteristics of caramelized apples and baked dough. A juicy sweet and sour berry palate carries this wine to a satisfying, seamless and memorable finish. January 2009