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New Release: 2013 J. Schram Rosé (1 X 750 ml)
This wine is blended from the vintages best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine lots from Schramsbergs 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 Schramsbergs historic caves. It was then hand-riddled and finished with a select brut dosage. It is the companion to Schramsberg Vineyards 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 2013 vintage was an ideal season with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer. Condensed, even and excellent are three words used to describe the growing season. Harvest ended about two weeks earlier than other vintages in the last decade and yields overall were above average.
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The 2013 J. Schram Rosé instantly pleases the eye with its copper tinged, subtle salmon color. Opening aromas of apricot, peach, and passionfruit are balanced with notes of raspberry, marzipan, and vanilla custard. On the palate, deep rich layers of cherry, candied pineapple, and rhubarb compote intermingle with flavors of apricot preserve and apple pie. Finishing with a creamy and coating palate, this wine is truly a celebration for the senses.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga, and Hugh Davies