An­niver­sary Sparkle

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

One of Cal­i­for­nia’s old­est pre­mium sparkling wine pro­duc­ers, Schrams­berg Vine­yards, cel­e­brates its 50th an­niver­sary this year and con­tin­ues to make ex­cel­lent hand-crafted bot­tles. Jack and Jamie Davies be­gan Schrams­berg in 1965 on the Napa Val­ley wine prop­erty of Ger­man im­mi­grants Ja­cob and An­nie Schram, who founded it in 1862. It’s hard to be­lieve it’s al­ready been 50 years for the Davies. The win­ery be­gan its blanc de blancs (only chardon­nay) in 1965, fol­lowed by blanc de noir (pinot noir) in 1967. The 2011 Schrams­berg Blanc de Noir is su­perb. Seek it out. 93 points

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