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2008 Schramsberg Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Noirs Brut"

Schramsberg 2008 Blanc de Noirs Brut

Winery: Schramsberg

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Blanc de Noirs Brut"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 91% Pinot Noir & 9% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 12,750

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 23, 2012

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Blanc de Noirs opens with lots of tiny bubbles and a bread dough bouquet with a hint of strawberry and touch of peach. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, foamy and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a mineral infused tangerine with notes of strawberry and mild red raspberry. The finish is dry and its acidity lingers slightly as the wine dissipates. I would pair this sparkler with mini quiche Lorraine tart appetizers. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2008 Blanc de Noirs has lively aromas of apricot and persimmon, which gracefully lead to nuances of honey and lemon. The fruitful nose is complemented by vanilla spice and candied almond. The palate offers crisp and tart flavors of orange and lime rind, supported by a touch of roasted coffee. The finish is long and lingering.

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