J. Schram Rosé, North Coast
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Taking a place at the head of an accomplished class of sparkling in this issue, this exceptional offering starts out with a lovely, enveloping nose that combines a wealth of creamy, lightly toasty yeast with a bit of surprisingly pert and vital, mildly cherryish fruit and follows with multi-layered, fully transformed champenized flavors...
Quite complex and subtly spicy, this elegant wine gives a full array of flavors, a crisp but polished texture and a wonderful lingering finish. It has a light-copper-gold color, aromas like ginger cookies and freshly baked bread and flavors of peaches and delicate rose petals accented by light baking spices.
The Wine Advocate
"...has a very pale salmon/amber color and pronounced potpourri, kirsch, apple pie and cinnamon stick nose. The palate is very fine and fresh, with evolved fruit and autolytic notes layering on the complexity, finishing long and harmonious.”