Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs
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Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs - 2020

Item # 15771 750mL

Bright and lovely, this vivacious bubbly can barely contain the berry and candied citrus aromas that soar up from the glass.

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Schramsberg’s history dates back to the 19th century, when Jacob Schram first started his winery on Napa’s Diamond Mountain. Almost a century later, Jack and Jamie Davies would restore the estate to produce “America’s most prestigious, select and admired sparkling wine; chosen for special guests, special gifts, pampering one’s self and expressing one’s taste in unique products.” It has also played a role in history, for Nixon’s 1972 “Toast to Peace” with China’s Zhou Enlai, and served at functions by every presidential administration since. On the nose, peach, apple, nectarine, and candied lemon. The palate opens with pear, lime sherbet, and touches of sugar cookie. Its bright acidity leads to a long, clean finish. I always have one in the fridge ready for impromptu celebrations like running in to old friends, or, you know, Mondays.

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Glossary

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir, the concept that wines from a specific region have unique and identifiable traits, is intricately...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


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