Nose

It opens with aromas of apricot and strawberry shortcake, balanced by aspects of candied orange, peach, plum and vanilla wafer.

Palate

Layers of cranberry, raspberry, cherry and green apple suffuse the palate, with honey and brown sugar adding additional complexity. Rich, vibrant with bright acidity and closing with a well-integratedfinish, this wine is truly a feast for the senses.

Growing Conditions

County Composition: 58% Sonoma, 23% Napa, 11% Marin, 8% Mendocino Principal Chardonnay Blocks: Napa-Carneros: Tognetti Sonoma Coast: Horseshoe Bend, Hawk Hill Marin: Skywalker Vineyards Principal Pinot Noir Blocks: Sonoma Coast: Nobles, Saltonstall Anderson Valley: Juster Marin: Skywalker Vineyards The 2012 North Coast wine grape harvest saw textbook conditions, with an ideal bud break and flowering, that led to an even fruit set over the spring. A lengthy stretch of warm days and cool, foggy nights during the summer months was ideal for the grapes as they matured. Any significant rains held off until the grapes found optimal ripeness, promoting exceptional fruit quality with a uniform balance of acids and sugars.

Bottling

March 29, 2013 Disgorging Dates May 1 - 6, 2020

Winemaking

Barrel Fermentation 40%

Aging

7.1 years en tirage

Appearance

The 2012 J. Schram Rosé immediately pleases the eye with its copper tinged, pale salmon color.

Food Pairing

J. Schram Rosé is the epitome of grace, style and elegance in a glass, it lends itself to be served as an aperitif, with a first course or a light main course. Courses might include consommés, cedar planked lobster, scallop ceviche, seared swordfish, fresh crab, roasted poultry or braised pork loin.