Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine 2016, 750ml, North Coast, California

2016 vintage – 100% Chardonnay (70% Napa, 29% Sonoma, 1% Marin. North Coast appellation). The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. Small lots of malolactic and barrel-fermented wines are added for complexity. The wine is aged on the yeast lees in the bottle for 2 years prior to disgorgement. With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades following its initial release. Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. “The 2016 Blanc de Blancs has bright aromas of ripe green apple, Bosc pear, sweet spice and buttered brioche, which intermingle with hints of fresh ginger, stone fruit and coriander. Honeycrisp apple, grilled lemon, and orange peel bring fruitful notes to the mid-palate, ending with a clean crisp acidity that’s punctuated with caramelized and tropical flavors.” – Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

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