2008 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs

Year: 2008
Appellation: North Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 91
Connoisseurs' Guide: 91
Sparkling Wine
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"Sleek and vibrant, with floral apple and lemon aromas and crisp, complex flavors of pear and yeasty cinnamon that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2015." (WS)

"A bit broader and richer than the classic model might commend, the 2008 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs is a deep and layered sparkler that exhibits a biscuity complexity suggestive of a lengthy tirage and more time in the bottle than could possibly be the case here. Albeit a somewhat different look at the genre, it is an involving one that earns high marks and enthusiastic endorsement for its ongoing richness and involving depth. Reviewed: November 2011" (CG)

Winery Notes:
“Fruitful aromas of fresh lime and Granny Smith apple, accentuated by nuances of juicy pineapple and lemon grass, are complimented by notes of honeycomb and hazelnut from the years of aging en tirage. On the palate, the 2008 Blanc de Blancs enters crisp and tangy, unfolding with flavors of lime, pineapple and exotic tropical fruits. Delicious and layered flavors of lemon custard and fresh-from-the-oven brioche follows. The palate finishes with a delicate sweetness and a generous acidity that is long and quenching.” – Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies