Schramsberg Vineyards

California: Napa Valley, United States

J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • Schramsberg, the pioneer of premium quality American sparkling wines, is proud to present its ninth vintage of J. Schram Rosé. This sparkling wine is the result of a singular focus to produce a California sparkling rosé comparable with the finest made anywhere in the world. This wine is blended from the vintage’s best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine lots from Schramsberg’s collection of 115 cool-climate partner vineyard sites in Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine was aged on its yeast lees for seven years in Schramsberg’s historic caves. It was then hand-riddled and finished with a select brut dosage.

      J. Schram Rosé is the epitome of grace, style and elegance in a glass, it lends itself to be served as an aperitif, with a first course or a light main course. Courses might include consommés, cedar planked lobster, scallop ceviche, seared swordfish, fresh crab, roasted poultry or braised pork loin.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Principal Chardonnay Blocks:
      Napa-Carneros: Tognetti
      Sonoma Coast: Horseshoe Bend, Hawk Hill
      Marin: Skywalker Vineyards

      Principal Pinot Noir Blocks:
      Sonoma Coast: Nobles, Saltonstall
      Anderson Valley: Juster
      Marin: Skywalker Vineyards

    • Appellation: North Coast
    • County Composition: 58% Sonoma, 23% Napa, 11% Marin, 8% Mendocino
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2013 vintage was an ideal season with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer. “Condensed, even and excellent” are three words used to describe the growing season. Harvest ended about two weeks earlier than other vintages in the last decade and yields overall were above average

    • Harvest Date(s): September 5 - 29
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Fermentation: 40%
    • Bottled: March 28, 2013
    • Disgorged: May 1 - 6, 2020
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 74% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Noir
    • Production (in cases): 1,260 (9-Liter)
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
    • TA: 8.7 g/l
    • p H: 3.14
    • RS: 8.7 g/l
  • Tasting Notes

    • “The 2013 J. Schram Rosé instantly pleases the eye with its copper tinged, subtle salmon color. Opening aromas of apricot, peach and passionfruit are balanced with notes of raspberry, marzipan and vanilla custard. On the palate, deep rich layers of cherry, candied pineapple and rhubarb compote intermingle with flavors of apricot preserve and apple pie. Finishing with a creamy and coating palate, this wine is truly a celebration for the senses.” —Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga, and Hugh Davies