Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Late-Disgorged
1987 Sparkling Wine
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 86
Vintage

1987

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Late-Disgorged

Sparkling Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

J. Schram is Schramsberg’s signature sparkling effort. Focused on the rich fruit and bright acidity of Napa Valley Chardonnays, this brut sparkling wine is produced from an assemblage of our finest base wine lots developed each year. For this auction lot, we’ve allowed 60 bottles of the 1987 vintage to rest "en tirage" in our Diamond Mountain caves for 25 years. An extraordinary depth of flavor and aroma is the result. Disgorged specifically for the 2013 Premiere Napa Valley, this lot epitomizes our philosophy to create a wine in which no effort is spared and no care omitted.


Aging Process

25 years en tirage.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.09

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Keith Hock

Winemaker, Schramsberg Vineyards

Winemaker, Keith Hock

My winemaking experience has allowed me the opportunity to work and mentor with many talented winemakers. The trait that I cherish most from my past experience and one that I instill in today is that no job is too small or insignificant to make a difference in wine quality.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelors of Science: Enology and Viticulture: California State University Fresno

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
96 points / 2002 J. Schram - Wine Enthusiast
94 points / 2002 J. Schram - Wine News
92 points / 2002 J. Schram - Wine Spectator
92 points / 2002 Reserve - Wine Enthusiast
90 points / 2002 Reserve - Wine Spectator

Winemaking Philosophy:
Working closely in the vineyards with the growers throughout the growing season to ensure that the highest quality fruit is delivered to the winery. To me, winemaking success is achieved in the vineyard; using minimalist winemaking techniques, I work to express the varietal and unique characteristics of each vineyard. I believe I have succeeded when the finished wine has intriguing character that challenges and rewards the senses.

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