Schramsberg Vineyards J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2012 – Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine – 97 Points
As deep, as rich and as refined as a champenized Rosé is likely to be, the 2012 J. Schram once again garners top marks and stands at the head of its class. It is both fruity and highly autolyzed with layer upon layer of cherries and creamy yeast, and, for all of its riveting richness, it evokes an uncanny sense of polish and real elegance. It is guaranteed to complement a serving of pan-seared fois gras or the likes of Lobster Newburg in ways that few wines can do, but it is just as sure to make even everyday fare more memorable than might be imagined. It is that good!