Schramsberg 2003 Reserve Pinot Noir Sparkling Wine


Schramsberg 2003 Reserve Pinot Noir Sparkling Wine is well-suited with a main course, such as fruit-stuffed veal, pork tenderloin, roasted duck with mango, cedar-plank grilled salmon, and curried chicken salad. This flavorful bubbly also can be served as an apéritif with smoked oysters, caviar and such hard cheeses as aged Swiss Sbrinz, Sonoma Vella Jack or Irish Coolea.

  • Vintage: 2003
  • Varietal: Sparkling Wine
  • Appellation: Napa Valley, California
  • Alcohol: 12.7%
  • Aging: 6 years, 6 months
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Schramsberg 2003 Reserve Pinot Noir Sparkling Wine :

Schramsberg Reserve is their top Pinot Noir Sparkling wine. Typically representing about 3% of their annual production, this richly-flavored and full-bodied sparkler is made from only the finest base-wine lots produced each year. Six years old upon release, this fruitful, yet dry, toasty and creamy bubbly will age gracefully for a good 20 years beyond the vintage date.

More than 80 cool-climate vineyard sites in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas are managed each year to achieve the best possible fruit for our sparkling wines. Hand-picking, early-morning harvesting, and light pressing are critical. Distinct barrel and malolactic fermentation lots are layered in to provide viscosity and depth.

Extensive tasting is conducted over the winter months, with as many as 200 base wines being taken into consideration. Following bottle fermentation, each bottle is aged in contact with its own yeast in our historic Diamond Mountain hillside caves for a minimum of nearly five years. The finishing dosage is the result of comprehensive trials to fine-tune balance of flavor and acidity.



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