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2011 Schramsberg J. Schram North Coast

America/United States, California
Schramsberg J. Schram North Coast
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Schramsberg Vineyards
Vintage 2011
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
¥15,400  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Schramsberg Vineyards
Vintage 2011
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.2%
Product Code SA-2WJS-11
Inventory In Stock
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Tasting notes

“This sparkling wine opens with pleasant aromas of baked pear, lemon meringue and baked apple, enhanced by nuances of toffee and honey. The rich palate features fruitful elements of baked pineapple and Meyer lemon, layered with crystallized ginger. Good depth on the finish is driven by a backbone of lingering natural acidity.”  —Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Pairing

J. Schram is quite appealing on its own as an apéritif or enjoyed with fresh shellfish, caviar on toast point, smoked salmon, sharp cheeses, seafood brochettes, cedar-planked lobster, mesquite-grilled quail or Serrano ham and porcini risotto.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2011 North Coast wine grape harvest was as late a harvest as we’ve had. Crop levels were also later than normal with ripeness developing at lower sugar levels, giving winemakers the opportunity to make flavorful, elegant wines. A wet winter and spring delayed bloom and hindered fruit set, which decreased the overall crop load. A generally cool summer prolonged the growing season and harvest started very late in most areas. Wines of this vintage are quite noteworthy for their vibrant, fruitful acidity, promising exceptional aging potential in the cellar.

Viticulture

County Composition: 55% Napa, 40% Sonoma, 4% Marin, 1% Mendocino
Principal Chardonnay Blocks: Napa: Schwarze, Hyde, Tognetti
Sonoma: Keefer, Dutton, Bates, Hawk Hill
Marin: Stevens
Appellation: North Coast
Harvest Dates: August 29, 2011 - November 3, 2011

Vinification

Cluster samples from over 115 cool-climate vineyard sources are pulled several times before the optimal pick date for each block is selected. Complexity within the wine is gained through both oak barrel and stainless-steel tank fermentation. Additional layers are provided through small lots that undergo malolactic fermentation, enriching aromas and infusing creaminess on the palate. Our J. Schram is aged for over seven years on the yeast in Schramsberg’s historic Diamond Mountain caves; each bottle is then riddled by hand and finished with an exceptional brut dosage.

 

Barrel Fermentation: 33%
TA: 10.3 g/L
pH: 3.06
RS: 9.0 g/L
Bottling Date: April 4, 2012
Aging: 7.6 - 7.9 years en Tirage
Disgorging Dates: November 15, 2019 - February 11, 2020