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2006 Schramsberg Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Noirs Brut"

Schramsberg 2006 Blanc de Noirs Brut

Winery: Schramsberg

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Blanc de Noirs Brut"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 90% Pinot Noir & 10% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 14,166

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 15, 2009

Wine Review: We recently tried this straw colored sparkler with several friends at a recent fund raising event. It was very well received. It opens with and apple blossom and yeast like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, crisp, and slightly tart with citrus flavors. The reviewer tasted lemon and minerality peaking through the most. There was also a touch of grapefruit noted on the back palate. The finish is very dry and its flavors last for quite some time. This is a very refreshing sparkling wine and ideal for a hot summer night. This offering would be perfect as an aperitif and would pair nicely with spring rolls. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "The long growing season produced a fruit forward Blanc de Noirs, delivering generous aromas of strawberry, apple, and lime, followed with hints of spiced orange, cinnamon, and toasted hazelnut. Red apple and baked pineapple flavors give way to mid-palate notes of strawberry yogurt and brown sugar, leading to a zesty, crisp finish. This lively sparkling wine will retain its fruitful character and mature gracefully for many years to come." – Winemakers Hugh Davies and Keith Hock

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