2010 Reserve Magnum (1 x 1.5 L)

This is the 1.5 L size.

Reserve is Schramsbergs top Pinot Noir-focused brut sparkling wine. Representing 2% of our annual production, this richly flavored and full-bodied sparkler is made from only the finest base-wine lots produced each year. Over eight years old upon release, this fruitful, yet dry, toasty and creamy bubbly will age gracefully for decades to come.

Though primarily Pinot Noir, small amounts of select Chardonnay lots are added to the blend to lend additional backbone and length to the palate. Distinct barrel and malolactic fermented lots are also layered in to provide viscosity and depth. Each bottle is aged in contact with its yeast in our historic Diamond Mountain hillside caves for over seven years, affording the development of seasoned, roasted and caramelized richness. The yeast is then removed and a finishing dosage, determined through extensive and comprehensive trials, is added to fine-tune the wines balance of flavor.

Schramsberg Reserve is well-suited with a main course, such as fruit-stuffed veal, pork tenderloin, roasted duck with mango, cedar-plank grilled salmon, and curried chicken salad. This flavorful sparkling wine can also be served as an apéritif with smoked oysters, caviar and such hard cheeses as aged Swiss Sbrinz, Sonoma Vella Jack, or Irish Coolea.

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Tasting notes

The 2010 Reserve exhibits lively aromas of baked pear, apricot and candied orange that gain complexity with touches of Christmas spice, honey and crème caramel. Flavors of baked peach, roasted pineapple and mango are layered with toasted hazelnut, leading to a rich and powerful finish with fresh and clean acidity.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


96 Points - Editors' Choice
This is an extraordinary wine, both mouthfilling in texture and intricate in flavor. A light amber color leads to a profusion of subtle spice and apricot aromas backed by enticing ginger, raspberry and citrus nuances on the palate. The flavors grow richer and deeper with each sip, carried by a very fine bead of effervescence and subtle acidity.- Wine Enthusiast (March 2020)
94+ Points
What a beauty. Almost rose gold in the glass, with a bead that fairly zig zags, this blend of 84% Pinot Noir and 16% Chardonnay from the first name in California sparkling wine offers ripe d'Anjou pear, brioche au sucre, and a hint of miso caramel on the nose. On the palate, tarte tatin and cinnamon-poached pear show as enticingly as a jaunty ribbon of fresh green apple unfurls toward a long, fine finish.- The SOMM Journal (December/January-2019/2020)
93 Points
Polished, rich and full-bodied, featuring expressive cherry and apple flavors, laced with brioche and spice notes, building to a plush rexture on the long finish.- Wine Spectator (March 2020)