Blanc de Blancs, North Coast
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
A quiet complement of green apple fruit sits beneath similarly constrained elements of toast and minerals in the fresh, nicely composed aromas of this comparatively refined sparkler, and, as is the Schramsberg norm, the wine is charged with plentiful, tiny bubbles that last and last. The clean and crisp, slightly austere qualities of the genre come through at every stop...
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This vintage California bubbly is another example of the incredible value offered by some domestic sparklers. Made entirely from Chardonnay grapes, the Blanc de Blancs has elegant aromas of jasmine tea, green apples, and lemon meringue pie, with dry, savory notes and a delicate, creamy mousse.
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Schramsberg produced its first Blanc de Blancs vintage in 1965, marking the nation’s first commercially made Chardonnay-based sparkling wine. The wine received international attention in 1972 when then-President Nixon served it for the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing. A crisp, dry sparkling wine, the Blanc de Blancs is lemony with walnut notes...