We tried this Sonoma Brut a few weeks ago and it was a perfect way to top off the night. After a hearty dinner of homemade gnocchi, the sparkling wine was light, effervescent and delicious! Plus, it pairs with practically anything. Dessert. Check. Appetizers. Check. Ham or chicken. Check, check. Buttered popcorn. Yup, that too! 😉
The Schramsberg winery was founded by German immigrant, Jacob Schram on Diamond Mountain in 1862. The winery closed in 1912, but the Davies family reopened it in 1957. One fun piece of trivia: Schramsberg is the official sparkling wine for the White House since its introduction back in 1972 when Nixon made a “Toast to Peace” with China’s Premier Zhou Enlai.
The Brut Sonoma County Green Valley is vintage 2009 and made entirely from Chardonnay grapes in a Blanc de Blancs style. The wine was like a lightly browned sugar cookie in color with a moderate amount of bubbles. It tasted crisp, nutty and with a tang of citrus on the finish. Each time we tipped our glass for another sip, our mouths were watering (literally!) for more.
Because of the year, this wine is sold out. However, you can find Schramsberg at most wine stores. Their 2014 Blanc de Blancs runs for about $33. This wine is a great option when you want to enjoy it with a variety of foods and just about any occasion. Thank you Dr. Jeff and Dr. Charlotte for sharing this one with us!
Rating: 🍾🍾🍾🍾 out of 5 Champagne bottles
Cheers my dears!