Schramsberg Vineyards

California: Napa Valley, United States

J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2007

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  • Introduction

    • Schramsberg, the pioneer of premium-quality American sparkling wines, is proud to present its fifth vintage of J. Schram Rosé. This wine is the result of a singular focus to produce a California sparkling rosé comparable with the finest made anywhere in the world. This wine is made from the vintage’s best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir stainless-steel tank and neutral French oak barrel wine lots, which are created from Schramsberg’s collection of 110 cool-climate vineyard sites in Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, this exceptional wine was aged on the lees for seven years in Schramsberg’s historic caves, and was then hand-riddled and finished with a select brut dosage.

      This wine is the companion to Schramsberg Vineyard’s flagship J. Schram, which is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of artisan American sparkling wine.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Principal Blocks
      Napa-Carneros:
       Jones, Hyde, Tognetti
      Sonoma: Horseshoe Bend, Keefer
      Marin:
      Stevens

    • County Composition: 55% Napa, 23% Sonoma, 16% Mendocino, 6% Marin
  • Vintage Report

    • The warmer-than-normal winter, along with relatively dry weather, allowed for an earlier budbreak with flowering beginning in the early part of May. Mild temperatures continued through July, paving the way for harvest towards the beginning of August. The vintage is remembered as a drawn-out one due to cool temperatures in August and September, with only a brief heat spike around Labor Day. With no rush to harvest, the grapes were picked at their optimal ripeness for sparkling wine, with delicious flavors, low sugars and high acidities.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 10-October 8
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Fermentation: 51%
    • Aging: 7 years
    • Bottled: April 17, 2008
    • Disgorged: March 18-20, 2015
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 71% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir
    • Production (in cases): 1,219 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 9L
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 0.94g/100ml
    • p H: 3.02
    • RS: 1.03g/100ml
    • Release Date: November 1, 2015

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Reviews

  • J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2007 – Category Report: Don’t Call it Champagne – The SOMM Journal

    "Ripe raspberries and strawberries give way to candied orange peel, almond puffed pastry, all balanced by a backdrop of minerality. Mind-blowing, enveloping broad texture that that still somehow remains nimble."

  • J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2007 – 96 points, Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast

    “Elegant and almost ethereal, this wine is tantalizing and irresistible. It shows sophistication, from the mysterious, earthy bouquet to the complex, well-aged brioche and peach flavors, as well as the almost gentle texture and refined finish…”

  • J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2007 – 93 points – The Tasting Panel

    "California's best sparkling wine producer scores again. Pale salmon color; smooth, lush and toasty with depth, rich fruit and a long, polished finish."

  • J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2007 – Nine sparkling rosé wines for Valentine’s Day – San Jose Mercury News

    "Schramsberg also makes the splurge-worthy 2007 J. Schram Rosé, which is yeasty and full-bodied, with red berry fruit and a long finish."

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