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2008 Extra Brut (1 x 750 ml)
It is ready to enjoy upon release, but will surely age beautifully for another two decades or more to come. Th is opulent and racy style will match extraordinarily well on the raw side with caviar and ceviche, but will also pair perfectly on the cooked side with smoked oysters, mushroom tarts, and veal picatta. A simple antipasto sampling with prosciutto, sopresatta, gouda, pecorino, artichoke heart, and cured olives will also shine alongside.
The 2008 Extra Brut has generous fruitful aromas of granny smith apple, under ripe pineapple and honeydew, which develop with hints of custard and praline. The palate is complex, with flavors of dried apricot, fresh citrus and hints of almond meringue. Crisp on entry, the wine lingers with a persistent yet balanced acidity.- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies
Reviews94 Points- Editors' Choice
A bright golden color and generous, intricate aromas make this dry wine tempting even before sipping. Schramsberg says it has the least residual sugar of any wine they’ve made in 50 years. It offers light citrus, ginger and honey aromas, then a soft mouthfilling mousse and tangy lemon-lime flavors. Concentrated but steely and nicely bone-dry in texture, the wine will be fantastic with caviar.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016)
The 2008 Extra Brut, from North Coast, is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay that was 41% barrel-fermented. This wine spent six years on its lees, and shows a creamier, lusher side, with honeysuckle, brioche, Wheat Thins and rich apple butter and pear marmalade notes. Just a beauty.- Wine Advocate (December 2015)