Schramsberg Cave Tasting
Schramsberg Cave Tasting

Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2022

“2013 J. Schram Blancs, 97 Points – #5 of top 100 Cellar Selection of 2022: A confident golden hue in the glass, the wine releases immediate aromas of fresh and baked green apple, lemon zest, just-cut grass, fresh and dried chamomile flowers, along with notes of pastry and crusty bread. The palate is carried by those leesy tones, whilst always maintaining an aura of fruit and florals.”

Bubbling Over

“Schramsberg owners Hugh and Monique Davies oversee one of California’s most successful producers of sparkling wine, turning 15 bottlings at 90-plu points this year, including a handful of top-scorers.”

2009 J. Schram Awarded 97 Points and #30 on Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Top 100 Cellar Selections

“Each year, of the roughly 23,000 wines reviewed, only a portion (close to 4%) are designated Cellar Selections. This elite grouping is further whittled down to the Top 100 Cellar Selections list, a veritable cheat sheet for the most cellar-worthy wines on the market.”

Mastering Napa’s Mountain Appellations

Diamond Mountain: Above Calistoga in the Napa Valley’s most northwestern quadrant sits the Diamond Mountain AVA, a continuation of the Mayacamas Mountains. An AVA since 2001, the appellation goes from 400 to 2,200 feet above sea level. Its fine-grained, ash-like soils contain shards of reflective volcanic glass, which inspired the name.

Jacob Schram was first to arrive and plant wine grapes here in 1868, and he called his spot Schramsberg Vineyards…