Nose

Schramsberg Vineyard’s 2001 Blanc de Noirs opens with a forward bouquet of ripened peaches, sliced apricots and bright cranberries. Undertones of orange zest enhance this lively entry, with a subtle yeastiness adding to its complexity.

Palate

he fresh fruit and yeast-aging qualities show through on the palate’s quenching stone fruit flavors and creamy roundness. Tasting of fresh berries and juicy orange-pineapple, this dynamic wine coasts along a crisp acid backbone to a satisfying, sweet-and-sour finish.

Growing Conditions

66% Napa County 24% Mendocino County 9% Sonoma County 1% Marin County

Aging

Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care—handpicked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins is achieved. Three years of yeast contact knits all the elements together in a mature, toasty style.