Pale golden straw color. Yeasty with small tight bubbles. This has lost some of the citrus zest flavor from a year or two ago. Probably hung on to this a year too long. Does not change my opinion of Schramsberg as the premier sparkling wine producer in the US.
Served double blind. Noticeably heavier than the 06 Vilmart served alongside it. A bruiser in comparison. Quite taut, lactic and autolytic with plenty of white bread. I had this as the french one of the pair, thinking a selosse!
Not like any other US sparkler I've had--but then I don't usually drink vintage bubbles from 375 mls. Honey, cinnamon toast aromas and flavors, with lots of yeast coming through in the mid palate. Fine bead, creamy mousse. Very appealing--tastes older than 2006, which I guess makes sense given the bottle size. Would definitely repeat if I got the chance.
Schramsberg has become our favorite sparking wine. We are saving our Reserves for a special occasion, but decided to drink a Blanc de Blanc. Great Balance with mostly a pear flavor. Great QPR! I don’t think my wife and I have ever finished a bottle so quick.
Effusive mousse, straw colored, and showing more minerality than fruit. There's some pear, I think, but the main element seems to be a somewhat bitter (but not at all offputting) chalk or saline note. It's technically sound, with great balance and acidity. Good QPR, too, at ~$30.
Initialt sluten i doften, lite oljig karaktär, med lite mer luft kommer mineraler och citrus. Smaken är lite för söt (hög dosage) med den lite feta oljiga karaktären. Hög syra som känns långt upp i gommen, det saknas lite balans. På inget sätt ett dåligt vin men når inte riktigt ända fram Vore intressant att prova med lägre dosage
San Antonio Wine Geeks - The Lew Residence (The Lew Residence): Doesn’t disappoint at this price point. Lovely dough and yeast nose with green apples on the nose. Crisp refreshing palate with a hint of citrus added to the apple flavors with a short to medium crsip mineral finish. Great balance. Lacked some body compared to the Veuve Cliquot, but at this price point delivered fantastic value.
tiny bubbles ; drank on bottle with Chinese and another with some strawberries; crisp, light, very sauvignon blancish for a chard, reasonably nice finish - delightful well rounded; not bittter, a touch sweet but very light on the sweetness.
Pale straw color, tight, long lasting bubbles, clean on the pallet with a citrus finish. Tasted side by side with the 2006 Schramsberg Blanc de Noir, highlighting the differences between the varietal blends. Blanc de Noir was slightly more golden in color, exhibited a bit more depth and more yeast in the finish. For my money, Schramsberg produces the finest sparkling wine in the US in the absence of S. Anderson.