Schramsberg Vineyards

California: Napa Valley, United States

J. Schram Rosé, North Coast – 2014

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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. It is the companion to Schramsberg’s J. Schram Blancs and J. Schram Noirs, considered
      by many to be the ultimate expression of artisan American sparkling wine.

      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: Hyde, Schwarze
      Sonoma Coast: Keefer

      Principal Pinot Noir Blocks:
      Napa: Pestana
      Mendocino: Juster
      Marin: Stevens

    • Appellation: North Coast
    • County Composition: 48% Napa, 28% Sonoma, 17% Marin, 7% Mendocino
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2014 vintage was preceded by an exceptionally dry winter. Substantial rain did arrive in late February and early March, relieving some stress and setting up the vines for a vigorous start to the growing season. A warm spring laid the groundwork for early budbreak, and the vintage ran ahead of schedule to an early harvest. Grapes showed an agile balance between ripe fruit and lively acidity, thanks to abundant sun and cool evening temperatures. Quality of the grapes was outstanding, with intense aromatics and depth of flavor.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 11 - September 16, 2014
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Fermentation: 38%
    • Aging: 7.4 years en tirage
    • Disgorged: September 19 - 28, 2022
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 69% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir
    • Production (in cases): 1,085 (9-Liter)
    • Alcohol: 12.4%
    • TA: 0.82 g/100 mL
    • p H: 3.09
    • RS: 0.9 g/100 mL
  • Tasting Notes

    • “The 2014 J. Schram Rosé instantly pleases the eye with its copper-tinged, subtle salmon color. Opening aromas of grapefruit zest, baked peach, orange, and apricot, are balanced with notes of candied cherry, raspberry, and baking spice. On the full and juicy palate, dense layers of orange zest and bright cherry intermingle with flavors of apple crumble and dense red berry. Finishing with a creamy and coating palate, this wine is truly a celebration for the senses.”
      —Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga, and Hugh Davies