Somm4All scored this wine: 94/100
When Jack and Jamie Davies took possession of the old Schramsberg estate in 1965, their goal was to revive Napa’s first hillside winery and to produce world class Sparkling. Their dedication and dreams came to fruition during the Nixon era, when Schramsberg became official White House stock, served at official state functions to this day. And it is easy to understand why. The moment you lift your glass to your nose you are greeted with fresh aromas of strawberry, raspberry, lemon, per, with softness of biscuit, cinnamon and vanilla. Bright and dry on the palate, elegant fine bubbles dance around flavours of red cherry, red berry, red apple, lime zest and a little brioche. Produced via the Traditional Method with hand picked and gently pressed grapes, you can taste the care and quality involved in this 64% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay blend. Dry, refreshing and clean – textbook finesse in a bottle. An outstanding Bubbly that pairs very well with seared salmon however it is lovely on its own anytime, with no “formal dress” code required ??.