67 Ratings
Shramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Noirs North Coast

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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care – hand-picked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins is achieved. Barrel and malolactic fermentation of particular wine lots add richness and body. Yeast contact in the bottle harmonizes all the elements together in a mature, toasty style. The youthful fruit character of the wine will develop and soften with additional age in the bottle. With proper storage, this sparkling wine will be delicious for many years, even decades to come

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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

    over 6 years
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    drank at wset level 2 final dinner - method champinoise

    about 7 years
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    Michelle loves tasted in napa 2011

    about 7 years
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    Brut, 13.2%, 90% P Noir, 10% Chard

    about 5 years
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    Best sparkling wine I've had.

    over 5 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2015
  • Wine Buyer
    (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