ABOUT THIS WINE
J. Schram Rosé is made from the vintage’s best lots from Schramsberg’s collection of cool-climate vineyard sites in Carneros, Anderson Valley, Monterey and the Sonoma/Marin coast. A polished marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this wine showcases Schramsberg’s signature style of weaving together small lots of wines fermented in stainless steel tanks with lots fermented in French oak barrels. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, the J. Schram Rosé was aged for seven years in Schramsberg’s historic caves. This wine is the companion to Schramsberg’s flagship J. Schram, which is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of artisan American sparkling wine.
95 POINTS - "Blended of 65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Noir coming predominately from Sonoma, the 2009 J Schram Rose has a very pale salmon/amber color and pronounced potpourri, kirsch, apple pie and cinnamon stick nose. The palate is very fine and fresh, with evolved fruit and autolytic notes layering on the complexity, finishing long and harmonious." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 POINTS - "Polished and expressive, with bold brioche and strawberry aromas that open to silky and layered apple, graham cracker and spiced nut flavors. Drink now through 2019" - Wine Spectator
The 2009 J. Schram Rosé exhibits generous aromas of pineapple, strawberry, peach, and mango, balanced by aspects of shortbread, spice and honey. Concentrated flavors of juicy stonefruit and candied citrus are partnered with undertones of white pepper, graham cracker, and toasted brioche. The creamy palate is supported by a focused acidity that leads into a long, layered and clean finish.