Schramsberg J Schram Rosé 2012, North Coast, California

2012 vintage – 59% Chardonnay, 41% Pinot Noir. County composition: 23% Napa, 58% Sonoma, 11% Marin, 8% Mendocino. 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 vintages best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine lots from Schramsbergs collection of 115 cool-climate vineyard sites within Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin County. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine was aged on its yeast lees for seven years in Schramsbergs historic caves. “The 2012 J. Schram Rosé immediately pleases the eye with its copper tinged, pale salmon color. It opens with aromas of apricot and strawberry shortcake, balanced by aspects of candied orange, peach, plum and vanilla wafer. Layers of cranberry, raspberry, cherry and green apple suffuse the palate, with honey and brown sugar adding additional complexity. Rich, vibrant with bright acidity and closing with a well-integratedfinish, this wine is truly a feast for the senses.” Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies