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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
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2010

Wine Spectator
94 Points

This vibrant rosé features blood orange and strawberry flavors.

Tim Fish, December 31, 2019
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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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Schramsberg Vineyards
Crémant Demi-sec, North Coast – 2015

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points

64% Flora; 22% Chardonnay; 14% Pinot Noir. Year in and year out a sparkling wine that earns an appreciative nod for its deft combination of uniquely blossomy fruitness and creamy adjuncts of yeast, Schreamsberg's Crémant is, once again, without peer among sweeter local efforts made using the classic Champenoise method and is a frothy, beautifully balanced bottling that is neither candied nor cloying despite its evident sugars. Lighter desserts, especially those featuring fruit, are its ideal partners, but fans of bubbly with a bit of a sweet tooth are guaranteed to enjoy....

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

Wine Spectator
91 Points

Sleek, with pinpoint focus offering harmonious Meyer lemon, candied almond and fresh ginger flavors that fan out on the crisp finish. Drink now.

Tim Fish, November 1, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Mirabelle Brut, California – Non Vintage

Wine Spectator
90 Points

Alluring and nuanced, with expressive pear, brioche, and caramelized hazelnut flavors that finish on a rich, polished note. Drink now. 6,250 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 1, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
92 Points

Complexity and layering make this wine especially interesting as it goes from aromas of apple, butter and vanilla to deeper toast and baked apple on the palate. It’s medium in body, has tantalizing acidity and a lingering finish. Best through 2026.

November 1, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Mirabelle Brut, California – Non Vintage

Wine Enthusiast
93 Points

This elegant and plush wine is compelling from the first whiff of brioche through creamy, baking-spice flavors to a lingering delicate finish. A luxurious mouthfeel, good balance between crispness and ripeness and a profusion of flavor make it rival the quality of the parent brand, Schramsberg.

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

Wine Spectator
91 Points

Sleek and vibrant, featuring floral and multilayered strawberry and apple flavors, laced with graham cracker and toasted nut notes. Drink now. 15,550 cases made.

Tim Fish, September 30, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
93 Points

Subtle flavors and a delicately rounded texture help this elegant, medium-bodied wine stand out. Hints of fresh bread and raspberries on the nose lead to slightly tangy flavors of ginger and white cherry on the palate. Gentle effervescence and just-right acidity lend lift.

Jim Gordon, September 1, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram, North Coast – 2010

Wine Enthusiast
97 Points

This dry and beautifully aged bubbly is made from 84% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Noir. Rich gold in color, it opens with fascinating and well-developed aromas of toasted baguette, toasted walnuts and marzipan, followed by a warm, buttery flavor that's backed by baked apple and cinnamon. The fine-beaded texture is luxurious and the finish is long and lingering. Best through 2024.

Jim Gordon, June 1, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram, North Coast – 2010

Wine Spectator
93 Points

Opulently styled yet impeccably structured, featuring apple and lemon tart flavors, laced with notes of roasted nuts and spicy cinnamon that glide on a plush finish. Drink now through 2020.

Tim Fish, August 31, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2016

Wine Spectator
91 Points

Vibrant and pretty, with delicate rose petal, strawberry and roasted almond accents that glide on the long finish. Drink now.

Tim Fish, July 31, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2010

Wine Spectator
94 Points

Graceful and expressive, with appealing hints of maturity. Vibrant, featuring blood orange and strawberry flavors laced with roasted nut, candied ginger and spice notes that build richness on the luxurious finish. Drink now through 2021.

Tim Fish, May 31, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Crémant Demi-sec, North Coast – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
93 Points

This impressive bottling relies on Flora grapes for its core (67%), blended with 19% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Noir. There's an intentional sweetness to the wine that makes it off dry in peach, pineapple and honey. Lively acidity keeps it balanced with a lift and energy in between the welcome richness.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2019
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2010

Wine Enthusiast
95 Points

Mellow and luxurious, this complex and complete sparkling wine exudes aromas of ginger and cinnamon, while flavors of peach, apricot and persimmon fill the mouth and linger nicely on the finish. It has tiny, slow bubbles and matches a sense of energy from acidity with the richness from long aging in the winery’s caves.

Jim Gordon, June 1, 2019
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