J. Schram Blancs, North Coast
The Wine Advocate
This is Schramsberg's top cuvée. The 2010 J. Schram is made of 84% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Noir. The nose is rich and savory, driven by its time on tirage: pastry, mushrooms, coffee and crème brûlée scents mingle with notions of quince paste and apple pie. The palate is voluminous and rich but surprisingly fresh, with a very pretty interplay of pure fruits and toasty character. It has a fine, creamy mousse and a long, nuanced finish. This is drinking wonderfully right now. 2,709 cases produced.
This dry and beautifully aged bubbly is made from 84% Chardonnay and 16% Pinot Noir. Rich gold in color, it opens with fascinating and well-developed aromas of toasted baguette, toasted walnuts and marzipan, followed by a warm, buttery flavor that's backed by baked apple and cinnamon. The fine-beaded texture is luxurious and the finish is long and lingering. Best through 2024.