2012 J. Schram Rosé (1 X 750 ml)

Schramsberg, the pioneer of ultra-premium quality American sparkling wines, is proud to present its tenth vintage of J. Schram Rosé. This sparkling wine is the result of a singular focus to produce a California sparkling rosé comparable with the finest made anywhere in the world. This wine is blended from the vintage's best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine lots from Schramsberg's collection of 115 cool-climate vineyard sites within Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin County. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, this wine was aged on its yeast lees for seven years in Schramsberg's historic caves. It was then hand-riddled and finished with a select brut dosage. It is the companion to Schramsberg Vineyard's flagship, J. Schram, which is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of artisan American sparkling wine.

J. Schram Rosé is the epitome of grace, style and elegance in a glass, it lends itself to be served as an apéritif, with a first course or a light main course. Fresh crab, scallop ceviche, seared swordfish, cedar planked lobster, consommé, roasted poultry, or braised pork loin are all well-suited pairings.

The 2012 North Coast wine grape harvest saw textbook conditions, with an ideal bud break and flowering, that led to an even fruit set over the spring. A lengthy stretch of warm days and cool, foggy nights during the summer months, was ideal for the grapes as they matured. Any significant rains held off until the grapes found optimal ripeness, promoting exceptional fruit quality with a uniform balance of acids and sugars.

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Tasting notes

The 2012 J. Schram Rosé immediately pleases the eye with its copper tinged, pale salmon color. It opens with aromas of apricot and strawberry shortcake, balanced by aspects of can-died orange, peach, plum and vanilla wafer. Layers of cranberry, raspberry, cherry and green apple suffuse the palate, with honey and brown sugar adding additional complexity. Rich, vibrant with bright acidity, and closing with a well-integrated finish, this wine is truly a feast for the senses.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

97 Points
As deep, as rich and as refined as a champenized Rosé is likely to be, the 2012 J. Schram once again garners top marks and stands at the head of its class. It is both fruity and highly autolyzed with layer upon layer of cherries and creamy yeast, and, for all of its riveting richness, it evokes an uncanny sense of polish and real elegance. It is guaranteed to complement a serving of pan-seared foie gras or the likes of Lobster Newburg in ways that few wines can do, but it is just as sure to make even everyday fare more memorable than might be imagined. It is that good!- Connoisseurs Guide (December 2020)
97 Points, Cellar Selection
This wonderful wine layers together subtle red fruit, cinnamon, tamarind and savory, meaty accents for an extraordinarily complex outcome. Mouthfilling and rich in texture but also lively and bright in underlying acidity, it is beautifully balanced and will age well.- Wine Enthusiast (April 2021)
92 Points
Bold and full-bodied, with berry tart, fresh ginger and toasty spice flavors gathering richness and structure on a big finish.- Wine Spectator (June 2021)