Schramsberg Vineyards

California: Napa Valley, United States

J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2010

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  • Introduction

    • Schramsberg, the pioneer of premium quality American sparkling wines, is proud to present its seventh vintage of J. Schram Rosé. This sparkling 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 blended from the vintage’s best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine lots from Schramsberg’s collection of 115 cool-climate partner vineyard sites in Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine was aged on its yeast lees for seven years in Schramsberg’s historic caves. It was then hand-riddled and finished with a select brut dosage.

      J. Schram Rosé is the epitome of grace, style and elegance in a glass, it lends itself to be served as an aperitif, with a first course or a light main course. Courses might include consommés, cedar planked lobster, scallop ceviche, seared swordfish, fresh crab, roasted poultry or braised pork loin.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: North Coast
  • Vintage Report

    • Despite an irregular growing season, the 2010 vintage produced an excellent set of wines. Higher acidities and fresh fruit tones, a consequence of the unusually cool season, make the vintage especially compelling—and drinkable. The fruit delivered exceptional quality and density, resulting in beautifully crafted wines with rich fruit and elegance, that will be collectible far into the future.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 31 - October 12 2010
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Fermentation: 31%
    • Disgorged: April 30 - May 15, 2018
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 78% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Noir
    • Production (in cases): 994 (9-Liter)
    • Alcohol: 12.6%
    • TA: 9.0 g/l
    • p H: 3.10
    • RS: 10.4 g/l
    • Release Date: November 10, 2018
  • Tasting Notes

    • “The 2010 J. Schram Rosé immediately pleases with its copper tinged, pale salmon color. It opens with aromas of raspberry and glazed orange, balanced by aspects of strawberry shortcake, vanilla bean, jasmine and almond paste. On the palate, tantalizing layers of lemon curd, cherry pie and crème brûlée add additional complexity. Rich, fruitful and closing with a long, bright finish, this wine is truly a feast for the senses.” —Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

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Reviews

  • Schramsberg 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.

  • J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2019 – 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.

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