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2006 Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged (1 x 750 ml)
Blanc de Blancs (white from white), made from the Chardonnay grape, is the counterpart to the Blanc de Noirs (white from black), which is made from Pinot Noir. In 1965, Blanc de Blanc became the first wine ever produced by Schramsberg, and was Americas first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Our Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when President Nixon served the wine at the historic Toast to Peace in Beijing, China.
In 2009, when we originally released this bottling, we held back a small number of these bottles for extended aging in our historic Diamond Mountain Caves. After ten years of contact with the yeast, this sparkling wine has gracefully developed exquisite richness, depth and complexity. It displays savory, nutty and seasoned attributes, along with a caramelized and dense fruitfulness and creaminess on the palate with the ultra-fine bubbles. We are proud to be releasing this wine to our fans, and providing you a chance to taste this delicious offering first-hand.
The 2006 Blanc de Blancs LD exhibits aromas of white peach, apricots and roasted pear. This complex fruitful nature is complemented by hints of roasted almond, cinnamon sugar toast, and holiday spice. The wine fills the mouth with vibrant acidity, featuring pineapple and bright citrus, balanced by warm spices, lemon bar, and candied ginger.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
Sourced mainly from Napa with some Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin fruit, the 100% Chardonnay 2006 Blanc de Blancs LD has a captivating nose of honeyed toast, dried apricots, preserved lemons and quince paste with touches of cashews, incense and anise. The palate explodes with decadent savory and spice layers, supported by the racy backbone and seamless, brut-level dosage, finishing with fantastic length.- Wine Advocate (October 2017)
96 Points - Cellar Selection
Crisp and elegant, this sophisticated wine has enticing mineral and bread-dough aromas, tiny bubbles that form a soothing mousse and bone-dry lemon, mineral and ginger flavors. It tastes steely at first sip and then slowly opens to more richness and depth.- Wine Enthusiast (August 2018)
Aromatically stunning, with nutty brioche, Asian pear and honey aromas that lead to expressive yet delicate flavors that linger at length on the finish.- Wine Spectator (May 2018)