Schramsberg Reserve 2004

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Schramsberg is very well known in Napa Valley and Calistoga, it is one of the oldest sparkling wineries in the area. Schramsberg has also played a role in world history. The Blanc de Blancs was used for President Nixon’s 1972 “Toast to Peace” with China. Schramsberg’s sparkling wines have been served at official State functions by every U.S. Presidential administration since. Bottom line is that it's really really really good. I love it here the atmosphere is great and you just feel like apart of their story being there. Wine club members can stop by anytime for a complementary tasting in the wine caves consisting of $100 + bottles. Everywhere you turn there is history and insanely old bottles of champagne.

We decided to open this bottle on New Year's because it came in our wine club shipment. We decided the 04' would have a richer nutter flavor than the 05 and I think were right. I tend to enjoy the nuttier more complex flavor champagne they just happen to be most expensive. It runs $110 while I did enjoy it they have another bottle for the same price that I enjoy more. I would never buy this expensive of a bottle if I didn't know I already liked it. (ignore the 2012 glasses) We like our glassware cheap and our wine expensive!! Got those glasses at Krogers!! haha


The cave tasting