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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2017

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

Well-balanced and refreshing, this dry wine blends mineral and chalk aspects with tasty raspberry flavors. It is a slightly restrained, elegant expression that will please many.

Jim Gordon, September 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
90 Points

Fruity but trim, this nicely balanced wine combines fresh apple and a hint of ginger on a crisp texture of tight bubbles. This bracing quality adds to its elegance.

Jim Gordon, September 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
90 Points

Tiny bubbles keep rising long after this dry and crisp wine made from 100% Chardonnay is poured. It has a lemony flavor with almost salty, nutty accents and vivid acidity to keep it clean and balanced.

Jim Gordon, 11/1/2018
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – 2016

Wine & Spirits
90 Points

The Davies family has been making sparkling wine for 50 years, and this Blanc de Blancs has become their flagship. It’s 100 percent chardonnay and this vintage is firm and clean, with clarity to its pale, juicy apple fruit and savory, chalk-like notes from aging on the lees. Refreshing to drink on its own or with any shellfish.

December 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

Bold in texture and flavor, this wine offers toasty, lightly smoky aromas that segue to vanilla, toasted almond and baked apple flavors. The pinpoint bubbles tighten the texture just a bit for good balance before a creamy midpalate and finish take over.

Jim Gordon, 11/1/2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – Non Vintage

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

This wine is delicious but subtle as it weaves tempting notes of raspberry and cream with toasted nut and baked bread nuances that provide complexity and layering. It has both a vivid crispness and a subtle smoothness that coats the mouth and helps the finish linger.

Jim Gordon, 11/1/2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2011

Wine & Spirits
90 Points

This is a blend of Schramsberg's top lots culled from 115 vineyards, mostly in Napa-Carneros and Sonoma Coast (41 percent each), with contributions from Anderson Valley and Marin. It's more chardonnay (69 percent) than pinot noir, and 40 percent of the lot fermented in barrels. After seven years of aging in bottle on the lees, the wine has a rich, nutty autolysis character as well as enough firm acidity to structure its ripe raspberry sweetness. Serve it at the start of a meal with mousse truffée, or at the end, with a lightly sweetened berry tart.

3/3/2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2015

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

This has attractive complexity with honey, chamomile and toasted bread, ahead of bright, light pink grapefruit and berries. The palate has a very succulent and juicy feel with the same blend of pink-fruit flavors. Fresh crunch of acidity. A blend of 81% pinot noir and 19% chardonnay. Drink now.

February 14, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2016

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

This rosé sparkling wine has a very attractive nose with light red berries and strawberries. Some light, grassy elements and a pastry-like edge. The palate has a juicy and fresh feel with blood oranges and red berries intermingling in an approachable fleshy and fresh mode. 64% pinot noir and 36% chardonnay. Drink now.

February 14, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2010

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

Lots of dried fruit with caramel and cream. Apricots. Full-bodied sparkling wine. Dense and rich palate. A big and fruity wine. 84% chardonnay and 16% pinot noir. Drink now.

February 14, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram, North Coast – 2010

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

Lots of biscuit and dried lemon with aromas of cooked apples and peaches. Full body and a flavorful finish. Creamy texture. 84% chardonnay and 16% pinot noir. Drink now.

February 14, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – 2016

jamessuckling.com
93 Points

A dense and layered white with cooked apples, pears and praline. Full body. Plenty of fruit flavor. Fresh and vivid. Vinous and fun. Yet, serious at the end. Drink now.

February 14, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2011

Wine Spectator
94 Points

Extravagant aromas of strawberry, Asian pear, cinnamon brioche and caramelized hazelnut open to refined and elegantly layered flavors that offer an intriguing hint of age on the lingering finish. Drink now. 1,476 cases made.

Tim Fish, February 5, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2010

Wine Spectator
93 Points

Polished, rich and full-bodied, featuring expressive cherry and apple flavors, laced with brioche and spice notes, building to a plush texture on the long finish. Drink now. 1,732 cases made.

Tim Fish, February 5, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2011

Wine Enthusiast
97 Points Editors' Choice

This tightly balanced wine is laser-focused yet full-flavored in a way that's very enticing. Vivid acidity binds together extraordinary peach, ginger and baking spice flavors that start out crisp and then blossom on the palate and linger on the finish. Made from 69% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Noir, it's delicious now but will be even better alter 2025. Editors' Choice.

Jim Gordon, January 20, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2010

Wine Enthusiast
96 Points

This is an extraordinary wine, both mouth filling in texture and intricate in flavor. A light amber color leads to a profusion of subtle spice and apricot aromas backed by enticing ginger, raspberry and citrus nuances on the palate. The flavors grow richer and deeper with each sip, carried by a very fine bead of effervescence and subtle acidity. Editors' Choice.

Jim Gordon, January 20, 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2010

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points

84% Pinot Noir, 16% Chardonnay. Full-on autolysis is, as usual, the featured player in Schramsberg's Reserve bottling, and the wine falls in line with what is often called the "English Cuvée" style. Fruit is, at most, little more than an afterthought here and, in truth, is a negligible presence as the wine places strong emphasis on the vehemently toasty traits of extended time entirage, but this one hits the mark smartly when it comes to aged elegance and is fascinating and very expressive demonstration of the complexity inherent in serious sparkling wines....

December 10, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – 2016

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points

100% Chardonnay. A perennial winner when it comes to fine Blanc de Blancs, Schramsberg hits the mark once again with this first-rate effort. In this outing, the wine shows a good deal of slightly toasty, autolyzed richness while still showing the lighter step of the category and, in all ways, is complete and genuinely elegant sparkler with a marvelously fine and very long-lasting mousse. A wine with the balance and brightness to work famously with food, it is also one whose layered complexity invites meditative savoring on its own.

December 10, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2014

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points

100% Pinot Noir. Hinting at cherries and fresh pears with notes of vanilla and toasty sweetness filling out its fairly refined, specifically champenized aromas and staying in step once in the mouth where the cherries of Pinot Noir are met by a tasteful touch of creamy yeast, this sleek and relatively lively, vibrant wine impresses as being a bit younger than its vintage would indicate and exhibits an enticing sense of sophistication that is heightened by its frothy but decidedly refined mouse. Although it comes with no need to further age, we see it ageing quite gracefully....

December 10, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2016

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points

64% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay. Briskly fruity with a trim bit of yeast in both its aromas and flavors, this slightly light-leaning effort leads with a nose that inclines to Blanc de Noirs but edges its way into Rosé territory on the palate and shows a little more substance and size. Plentifully bubbled and very well-structured with but a barley noticeable trace of finishing astringency, it steers clear of candied simplicity and is balanced to be equally enjoyable with or without food.

December 10, 2019
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