2001 Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged (1 x 750 ml)

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In celebration of Schramsberg's Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary), our winemaking team is very excited to present this special, limited bottling: 2001 Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs. It is hard to believe that 150 years have passed since Jacob and Annie Schram founded "Schramsberg", the second bonded winery in the Napa Valley, with the first hillside vineyards and the first wine caves in the region. But we are most thankful that they did. With this beautifully aged offering, we honor the Schrams, we honor Jack and Jamie Davies who revived this extraordinary sight in 1965, and we honor all of those who have helped drive their visions to produce world-class wines. We have come a long way!

With nearly ten years of contact on the yeast, in the bottle, in our historic Diamond Mountain Caves, this sparkling wine has developed exquisite richness, depth and complexity. Extensive aging "en tirage" enables savory, nutty and seasoned attributes to evolve with fruitful caramelization, density and creaminess on the palate. With great enthusiasm, we present this one-of-a-kind offering of our flagship Blanc de Blancs, blended from our select range of Chardonnay vineyards in California's North Coast. Throughout 2012, we will be releasing this wine in 750-mL, 1.5-L, and 3-L formats, providing a wide range of options with which to celebrate this special year in our history.

Tasting notes

The 2001 Blanc de Blancs LD exhibits developed aromas of fresh from the oven pie dough, Granny Smith apple, and dried pineapple. The sparkling wine’s fruitful nature is complemented by hints of roasted almond, cinnamon sugar toast, and holiday spice. On first taste, the wine bursts with generous, sweet grapefruit and vibrant acidity. On the mid-palate, fresh-baked white peach and pear flavors provide textural viscosity. The finish delivers the classic minerality and mouthwatering drive, characteristic of our Blancs style.- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies