Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Schramsberg Blanc De Blanc Traditionnelle Méthode 2015 Sparkling Chardonnay (California)

Schramsberg Blanc De Blanc Traditionnelle Méthode 2015 Sparkling Chardonnay, (California) $33.99-$44.99, 92 points, poured with a good head of frothy foam formed by vigorous small to medium-sized bubbles; the light gold color cleared far from the glass edge.
Smells of yeasty apples with nuanced fresh hay, green grapes, and a hint of vanilla were excellent.
The light-plus body showed brut-dry, intense spritz, good acidity while delivering flavors reflective of the aromas.
Finished so effervescent that the subtle trailing of pome and citrus flavors were mostly masked, but quite a lovely and refreshing bubbly.
Paired perfectly with my bourbon/maple roasted chicken.


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  1. My least favourite of the big four in Napa, i.e., Carneros, Chandon, Mumm - Schramsberg always tastes slightly oxidised to me :(

    1. VG: This was the first Schramsberg for me, and I loved it, but you are the expert; we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.

  2. I have to go with Mumm for Napa sparkling.

    1. VG: Considering that they both taste great, the price makes Mumm my choice as well, but to be fair, I still have to try other offerings to be personally informed.