2004 Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged

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In celebration of Schramsberg's golden anniversary, our winemaking team is very excited to present this special, limited bottling: 2004 Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs. It is hard to believe that 50 years have passed since Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic Schramsberg estate for the purpose of making the nation's first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir based, bottle-fermented sparkling wines. They cleaned up the century old caves and historic buildings on the property, reestablished its vineyards, and reopened Schramsberg's doors at a time when there were only 22 active wineries in the Napa Valley. Today we are most thankful that they did! With this beautifully aged offering, we honor Jack and Jamie Davies, Jacob and Annie Schram who founded the estate in 1862, and 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. A limited number of bottles of this wine are were made to commemorate this special year in our history.

Tasting notes

Aged 10 years on the yeast in our historic hillside caves the
2004 Blanc de Blancs late disgorged exhibits developed aromas
of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple and dried pineapple. The
sparkling wine’s fruitful essence is complemented by fresh from
the oven brioche, warm hazelnuts and caramelized sugar. On
first taste the wine bursts open with juicy lemon, grapefruit
and tart pear. The finish is rich with a silky viscosity, crisp
minerality and a long lingering finish.
- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies