2005 Schramsberg Reserve

2005 Schramsberg Reserve

95 points, Top 100 Wine, Cellar Selection/ Wine Enthusiast: "Very fine and complex, this is a great sparkling wine, but one that needs lots of time in the bottle. A classic brut blended with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it’s rich with flavors of strawberries, limes, vanilla and honey, with lots of smoky toast and yeastiness. Above all, the mousse is exceptionally refined and pure."


93 points Wine Advocate: "The rich, nearly tannic, frothy 2005 Reserve (74% Pinot Noir and 26% Chardonnay) offers notes of apple pie, honeysuckle and earth. Made in a bigger, firmer, more structured style compared to the J. Schram, it is pure with persistent bubbles, and should drink nicely for 5-8 years. I was blown away by these three cuvees of sparkling wines from Schramsberg. I have been a longtime critic of most California sparkling wines, especially when compared to the finest Champagnes, but all three of these offerings opened my eyes and then some. They are three totally different cuvees made by this iconic producer in Napa Valley."


 

  • Vintage:2005
  • Country:United States
Price: $120.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "The 2005 Reserve has aromas of wild raspberry, Bing cherry and caramelized orange that evolve with toasted hazelnut and creme brulee. The palate is layered with flavors of raspberry, guava, pineapple, cocoa and sweet spice. Crisp on entry, with a slight minerality, the texture is smooth and velvety. The wine has a balanced acidity and long finish that lingers on the palate. Varietals: 74% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay"

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 750ml
Region California
Sub Region Napa
Department Champagne/Sparkling
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation No
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