J. Schram, North Coast – 2006 – Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle – Chicago Tribune
“…’It’s like an apple pie,’ says Hugh Davies, scion of the Schramsberg Vineyards in Napa Valley and the elder states-winery of American Champagne-method sparkling wine. ‘You start with super-tart apples, then add pie crust, maybe some sugar, bake it up; that’s apple pie.’ It’s a helpful analogy, minus the heat certainly. But aging for years in bottle is merely a sort of Fahrenheit of time.
“…But on tasting the 2006 Schramsberg J. Schram — the current release of this icon wine — pure bliss, rich in aromas and flavors of creme brulee, custard, nuts, brioche, caramel, graham cracker and gingerbread.”
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