From the UC Davis cellar. The gift that keeps on giving. I wonder if we age current Schramsberg will it taste like this in 30 years?
1985 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Noirs- USA, California, Napa Valley (4/5/2017)
Really really great bubbly. Still full of bubbles and life with a delicious sweet red fruit palate. Round and flavorful with just the right cut on it to keep it lively. If I didn’t already know what it was, I would have guessed it was a 80s Cristal Rose (which people did when I blinded it). Seriously impressive bubbly.
Agreed. My go to bottle to bring to someone’s house that you can find in almost any CA grocery store. Holds up to French champs at 2-3x the price IMO. I had a 1990 a few years ago and it was amazing, sucks that it’s hard to find that many older bottles around but these can for sure go the distance.
Love their wines wish I had more in the cellar. We have sold them some fruit in the past and got really good deals on them when my wife worked PR at Wilson Daniels. We went thru many 3l’s.
I think they make some single appellation and single vineyard bottlings now, including a Napa Valley Carneros. The regular blends I seem to recall don’t have any appellation on them maybe leading to the confusion when produced and bottled in Napa is on the label. They could use North Coast but dont recall seeing that on the label.