2006 Brut Sonoma Coast 1 x 750 ml)

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Made in a Blanc de Noirs style, focused on the Pinot Noir grape, the 2006 Brut Sonoma Coast showcases our very best vineyards from this diverse coastal region, located within a few miles of the cooling Pacific Ocean. These climatic conditions allow for excellent flavor development and acid retention in the sparkling wine grapes that we grow there. The characteristic tangy, red berry and orange citrus flavors of our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs form the core of this brut offering.

While we harvested our first fruit from the Sonoma Coast back in 1997, this 2006 offering is the second time Schramsberg has produced a sparkling wine solely from the fruit grown in this viticultural appellation. Following in the track of our other releases, this bright, crisp sparkler will age beautifully, evolving for years to come with attractive caramelized and toasted flavor attributes.

With over three and a half years of aging en tirage, the nuttiness and baked bread characteristics derived from the yeast are noteworthy. Made in limited quantities and highlighting our very best lots of the year from this remarkable growing region, it is a treat for us to release this special sparkling wine.

Tasting notes

The 2006 Brut Sonoma Coast has generous red fruit aromas of raspberry and cherry,
followed by mandarin orange, lemon custard and the sweetness of fresh from the
oven sponge cake. The flavors are equally as generous with a mix of brambleberry and
fresh citrus and brandied cherries. The palate is delicious and coating on entry with a
quenching acidity that is balanced and refreshing.
- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies