Schramsberg has been considered one of the best in America at making sparkling wine, dating back to the late 1960s when Jack and Jamie Davies founded Schramsberg. When the Blanc de Blancs was first made in 1965, there were only 22 bonded wineries in Napa and less than 100 acres of California vineyards planted to Chard and Pinot. Needless to say, they’ve been creating special sparklers for years and years.
Today, Schramsberg is one of the coolest places you could possibly visit in Napa or anywhere. They are home to Napa’s first caves (a historic landmark) that were first dug in the 1880s, and they are home to the first hillside vineyards in Napa. They also make some of the very best Sparklers anywhere in the world. Part of it is that they ferment 25% of their own juice in oak barrels, part of it is that secret sauce that comes from doing this so well for so long.
Their recently released 2020 BdB will surely continue the trend of highly acclaimed Sparklers coming from this iconic estate. It’s an energetic rendition that leads with powerful notes of green apple, with some citrus, apple pie and brioche notes. It’s incredibly fresh and crisp with refreshing little bubbles that steal the show. A whole lot to like!
92 Points, Wine Spectator
Luxurious and rich, yet pinpoint in focus, with expressive apple and strawberry flavors highlighted by brioche, ginger and spices. Drink now.