Rating: 94 Points (Wine Advocate)
“The 2005 J. Schram is a blend of 86% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Noir.
Generally these wines are aged six years on their yeast prior to bottling. This
wine, which comes from four different northern California counties (most from
Napa), exhibits a light straw color along with crisp notes of pear, apple skin
and brioche in a medium-bodied, complex yet delicate style with tiny pinpoint
bubbles, persistent effervescence and a dry, crisp finish. This beautiful
sparkling wine is intense yet delicate. It should drink well for 6-8 years.” (Oct 2013)