2006 Schramsberg Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine
A full dose of creamy yeast backed up by light, directly cherryish notes and by hints of burnt paper and baked brioche brands this wine as the real thing. It is explosively bubbled and is bristling with acidity and becomes a trifle hard and austere, yet it counters that minor bother with a minerally streak and a long finish. (90% Pinot Noir; 10% Chardonnay)
Enticing aromas of lemon tart and raspberry lead to creamy, decadent baked pear, toasty spice and creme brulee flavors. Drink now through 2013.