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Schramsberg Vineyards
Mirabelle Brut, California – Non Vintage

Beverage Dynamics
91 Points

A sparkling wine with great body. Just a touch of biscuit notes on the body, almost a touch of a savory quality, solid acidity. Can be enjoyed with or without food. Traditional method.

Kyle Swartz, September 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2012

Wine Spectator
93 Points

Plush and rich, with plump strawberry and apple brioche flavors accented by roasted ginger and toasty spice notes that build toward a decadent finish.

Tim Fish, Web Only 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2012

Wine Enthusiast
96 Points

Intricate, luxurious and beautifully mature, this wine, after eight years of bottle aging, shows great depth and complexity in its seductive aromas and flavors of toasted almond, peach, ginger and lemon. The texture is smooth yet lively.

Jim Gordon, October 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2017

Wine Enthusiast
92 Points

Only a hint of pink in the straw color of this wine gives a clue that it’s made from dark grapes. A tempting, toasty, doughy aroma leads to a rich blend of fruity and savory flavors, all backed by lively acidity and a long-lasting stream of fine bubbles.

Jim Gordon, October 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2012

The Tasting Panel
96 Points

Notes of cashew, vanilla, and lemon chiffon are subtle, and the creamy mouthful is fine-tuned and exquisite. Bursting with chamomile and summer pear; the bubbles are light and lively.

Meridith May, October 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2017

The Tasting Panel
93 Points

It’s a lovely, medium-bodied brut with aromas of late-spring fruit; fresh and succulent apricot and crisp apple with a spark of gingerbread. The perfume continues as honeyed tropical fruits and Asian pear chime in on the palate.

Meredith May, August 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2017

VinePair
92 Points

This wine smells like strawberries dusted with sugar and a few raspberries. It shows depth and refreshment at once. The core of fruit is heady under the misty bubbles, popping into nothing just as they hit your nose. This wine commands your attention on the palate, with rich, round fruit vibes and a hint of salinity. It's a great American Sparkler.

Keith Beavers, July 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – Non Vintage

VinePair
92 Points

This wine smells like strawberries and sugar. The bubbles are subtle yet present, heightening the ripe fruit. It’s a great bottle for a celebration or afternoon lunch — pairing with anything, really.

Keith Beavers, July 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram, North Coast – 2011

Wine Spectator
92 Points

Quite toasty and full-bodied, with yeast roll, lemon verbena, fresh ginger and baked Asian pear flavors

Tim Fish, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2012

Wine Enthusiast
97 Points - Cellar Selection

This wonderful wine layers together subtle red fruit, cinnamon, tamarind and savory, meaty accents for an extraordinarily complex outcome. Mouth filling and rich in texture but also lively and bright in underlying acidity, it is beautifully balanced and will age well.

Jim Gordon, April 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2011

Wine Enthusiast
95 Points - Cellar Selection

Complexity and seamlessness are the hallmarks of this elegant, crisp and well-aged wine made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. From aromas of toasted walnut and ginger to tangy white-peach, almond and tamarind flavors, this layered and creamy-textured sparkler builds great interest and ends with a lingering finish.

Josh Greene, April 2021
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2016

Creators
93 Points

If done right, sparkling wine production is time-consuming and expensive. It seems Schramsberg spares no expense. The 2016 Blanc de Noirs exhibits the nuance of age often absent from New World sparklers, with subtle notes of maturity and the richness that only develops in bubbly over time. This vintage of Schramsberg's Blanc de Noirs shows hints of red fruits, baked apple and stone fruits, with impressive palate length and a fine, persistent mousse.

Robert Whitley, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram, North Coast – 2011

Creators
98 Points

The 2011 J. Schram is a stunning bubbly that is remarkably fresh and crisp despite its age. Showing notes of lemon, crunchy apple and toasted brioche, it reflects the classic methode traditionnelle style. On top of that, it is a California sparkler for the ages, meaning it will continue to shine for years to come if stored properly.

Robert Whitley, December 2020
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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!

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
J. Schram, North Coast – 2011

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
95 Points

The latest J. Schram from the 2011 vintage is, as always, a wine with richness to spare. It is, at every point, from its keenly autolzyed aromas to its seemingly unending flavors, a very deep and involvingly complex working with lovely integration of its manifold parts. It possesses terrific energy while displaying an uncanny sense of grace for a wine that is as uncompromisingly rich as it is, and, although on the one hand close to hedonistic, it is, on the other, a bottle that invites slow contemplation as it reveals more and more layering with each successive sip.

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Reserve, North Coast – 2011

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
95 Points

Full-on autolysis steals the stage here with near-nutty tones and toasted bread well ahead of what is now but vestigial fruit. The wine is extremely rich yet is also splendidly balanced, and, while not at all concerned with fruity brightness at this point in its life, it is enlivened by boundless, very fine bubbles. It wears its years with a great deal of grace even if it is beginning to dry just a bit at the edges, and it is a first-rate example of a well-aged cuvée that is certain to satisfy discerning fans of the style.

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2017

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points

Here is an exceptionally well focused Rosé that, while deftly infused with a keen streak of yeasty richness, conveys continuous, fresh cherry fruit from start to finish and comes up a winner for its lively balance and its lovely finesse. It is long on effusive, very fine bubbles that simply refuse to quit and shows no small degree of complexity in a mannerly, neatly measured mix that, at every turn, is marked by exacting champenization, and it is wholly free of the vinous astringency to which some Rosés are prone.

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – 2016

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points

With very good reason, we have high expectations when Schramsberg’s latest Blanc de Blancs arrives each year, and the 2017 version continues what has become a long string of successes for its maker. It touches all the right bases from its creamy, unceasing mousse to its brightness and very articulate champenized complexity, and it does so with a singular sense of grace. Never timid, but always refined, it is a delight to sip on its own, and it will have very few peers as a match to a platter of fresh oysters served on the half-shell.

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Blanc de Noirs, North Coast – 2016

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points

Incisively yeasty and charged with plenty of spry, mildly citrusy fruit, this comparatively elegant and refined bottling displays the brightness reminiscent of a Blanc de Blancs while quietly possessing a bit of the expected richness of a Blanc de Noirs. Balanced to crispness and buoyed by very well integrated acidity with wonderfully persistent, pin-point bubbles to spare, it fully reflects the Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs norm of being far more concerned with grace and finesse than with full volume, toasty extravagance.

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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Schramsberg Vineyards
Crémant Demi-sec, North Coast – 2016

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points

Occupying a niche all its own, Schramsberg’s Crémant is, as always, a well-made wine that is at once forwardly fruity with a mannerly sense of autolysis and a wonderfully creamy mousse giving voice to its skillful champenization. Delicious on its own any time that the urge for a slightly sweet glass of bubbly arises, it will serve as a most interesting, if admittedly different, partner to sweet-and-spicy Asian dishes, and will come into its own teamed with all sorts of fruity, not-too-sugary desserts.

Stephen M. Eliot, December 2020
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