2012 Schramsberg Brut Rose
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • WE 92
  • BH 92
  • W&S 92
  • WS 90

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In Stock: 9 btls
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
Another big-time winner, and one of their larger cuvées of just over 9,000 cases is the 2012 Brut Rosé. This is a blend of 76% Pinot Noir and 24% Chardonnay, of which 33% was barrel fermented. This wine is ripe, broad... Another big-time winner, and one of their larger cuvées of just over 9,000 cases is the 2012 Brut Rosé. This is a blend of 76% Pinot Noir and 24% Chardonnay, of which 33% was barrel fermented. This wine is ripe, broad, savory, shows tiny bubbles, comes across fresh with kirsch-like aromatics and flavors. It's dry, medium-bodied, zesty and exuberant. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, December 2018
A bright copper color and citrus aromas are followed by tart cherry and pink-grapefruit flavors in this fruity and crisply balanced wine that is a late release in magnum only. It has a refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel and... A bright copper color and citrus aromas are followed by tart cherry and pink-grapefruit flavors in this fruity and crisply balanced wine that is a late release in magnum only. It has a refreshing, vibrant mouthfeel and clean finish and an unusually strong stream of bubbles that keeps going 30 minutes after pouring. In this large format, it will certainly keep improving through at least 2022.
BH 92
Burghound, October 2015
A lovely and delicate nose is comprised by notes of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and apple that are liberally laced with yeast nuances. The delicacy of the nose is complemented by the lilting and elegant flavors that... A lovely and delicate nose is comprised by notes of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and apple that are liberally laced with yeast nuances. The delicacy of the nose is complemented by the lilting and elegant flavors that possess good delineation and where the sense of refinement is enhanced by the relatively fine mousse, all wrapped in a dry, yeasty and refreshing finish. This is an excellent rosé and while it could certainly be aged to good effect, it is all but irresistible now.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits, December 2018
Coppery pink, this is a floral, strawberry-scented rosé focused on pinot noir from Sonoma County. There’s dynamic freshness in the wine’s lemony acidity and the scents of strawberry leaves and rising bread dough. Those... Coppery pink, this is a floral, strawberry-scented rosé focused on pinot noir from Sonoma County. There’s dynamic freshness in the wine’s lemony acidity and the scents of strawberry leaves and rising bread dough. Those elements contrast sweeter notes of white peach and Rainier cherries. It’s clean and lasting, refreshing in the end.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, November 2018
Festive yet refined, with vibrant cherry, toasted cinnamon and spice flavors that linger on a crisp finish. Drink now. – TF
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Label

Schramsberg Brut Rose is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an aperitif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.

Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trials and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal.

Winery

Schramsberg

Schramsberg Vineyards is a family-owned Calistoga winery founded in 1862 by Jacob Schram, a German immigrant who was one of the early winemakers in Napa. He planted vineyards and built hillside caves and cellars to store and age wines. The property gained significant attention and prospered through the end of the 19th century.

After Jacob’s death, the property was sold and changed hands several times. It was not used as a vineyard for many years and fell into neglect.

In 1965, after a yearlong search, Jack and Jamie Davies discovered the run-down winery and the tangled remains of once stately gardens and underground cellars. The historic Schramsberg property (declared a Historical Monument in 1957) had been abandoned for years but the Davies took up the challenge and decided Schramsberg would be brought back to life. They restored the estate and set out to produce the finest and most complex hand-crafted sparkling wines in California made in the true champagne method style.

Schramsberg sparkling wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in a broad array of cool-climate North Coast vineyards located in Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties. The winemakers draw from more than 110 individual vineyard sites to create over 250 base wines which are then artfully blended to create Schramsberg’s 12-14 distinctive sparkling wines each year.

Most of Schramsberg’s viticultural and winemaking practices are carried out by hand, and the winery ferments 25% of its juice in oak barrels to produce a richer, more luscious style. They have also developed a library of reserve base wines that are barrel aged for up to 10 years to provide additional refinement and complexity to the finished products.