Nose

Exhibits lively aromas of candied orange peel, white peach and glazed pineapple that gain complexity with touches of toasted almond, graham cracker and milk chocolate.

Palate

Flavors of Meyer lemon and apricot are layered with baked pear and hazelnut, leading to a long, rich finish with balanced acidity.

Growing Conditions

Reserve is Schramsbergs top Pinot Noir-focused brut sparkling wine. Representing 2% of our annual production, this richly flavored and full-bodied sparkler is made from only the finest base-wine lots produced each year. Over eight years old upon release, this fruitful, yet dry, toasty and creamy bubbly will age gracefully for decades to come. County Composition: 31% Sonoma, 30% Marin, 21% Mendocino, 18% Napa Principal Pinot Noir Blocks - Sonoma County: Pegasus Marin County: Corda Mendocino County: Juster Napa County: Hudson.

Bottling

Bottling Date: April 10, 2010

Winemaking

Though primarily Pinot Noir, small amounts of select Chardonnay lots are added to the blend to lend additional backbone and length to the palate. Distinct barrel and malolactic fermented lots are also layered in to provide viscosity and depth.

Aging

Each bottle is aged in contact with its yeast in our historic Diamond Mountain hillside caves for over seven years, affording the development of seasoned, roasted and caramelized richness. The yeast is then removed and a finishing dosage, determined through extensive and comprehensive trials, is added to fine-tune the wines balance of flavor.