Vintage California sparkling

Schramsberg, North Coast, Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006 There are very pretty floral notes in the nose, with fresh pears and apples and a bit of bread dough. In the mouth the fruit continues with some pastry richness and the zip of green apples – very nice.

100% Chardonnay with some barrel fermentation. P&B in Calistoga 12.9% $28.99 at Bottle Barn Schramsberg

Iron Horse, Green Valley of Russian River, Estate Bottled, Classic Vintage Brut 2004 Crisp and austere. 68% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay. The wine is fermented in stainless and spends 3 years en tirage. GP&B in Sebastopol 13.5% purchased for $25.99 at Bottle Barn Iron Horse

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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