Schramsberg, North Coast, Cremant, Demi-Sec 2004 There’s sweet tropical fruit in the nose, with flowers and perfume. In the mouth this wine is lightly sweet, with a fruity core and a little bitterness. The grapes are 84% Flora, 9% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Noir and 1% Gewurztraminer sourced from Napa 89%, Mendocino 7% and Sonoma 4%.
Flora is a cross of Semillon and Gewurztraminer that was developed at Davis. Shramsberg calls this cremant not after the convention for sparkling from Burgundy and other places beyond Champagne but rather to note a softer level of effervescence, about half of the usual pressure. The wine aged en tirage for 2 years. The dosage is 4% and the wine was released in June, 2007. Vintner Hugh Davies. P&B in Calistoga. 13.3% $33.99 at Bottle Barn Schramsberg