Schramsberg Reserve Brut Sparkling Wine 2010 (California)
Wine Enthusiast, 96 Points "This is an extraordinary wine, both mouthfilling in texture and intricate in flavor. A light amber color leads to a profusion of subtle spice and apricot aromas backed by enticing ginger, raspberry and citrus nuances on the palate. The flavors grow richer and deeper with each sip, carried by a very fine bead of effervescence and subtle acidity."
Wine Advocate, 94 Points: "The 2010 Reserve is made up of 84% Pinot Noir and 16% Chardonnay. It has a creamy nose with scents of meringue, ground coffee, oyster shell, poached apples and nuances of bread dough, marmalade and mushroom. The palate is lovely, with a wonderfully balanced blend of freshness and savoriness, energy and silkiness, with soft, very finely beaded mousse and a long, nuanced finish."
Wine Spectator, 93 Points: “Polished, rich and full-bodied, featuring expressive cherry and apple flavors, laced with brioche and spice notes, building to a plush texture on the long finish. Drink now."
James Suckling, 92 Points: “Lots of dried fruit with caramel and cream. Apricots. Full-bodied sparkling wine. Dense and rich palate. A big and fruity wine. 84% chardonnay and 16% pinot noir. Drink now."