Tasting Notes with Rosewood Miramar Wine Director Daniel Fish
Weekends are often highlighted by a great brunch outing. Sitting down with family and friends and leisurely enjoying a bottle of bubbles or mimosas with a late breakfast really does make the days off feel like the weekend. Hugh Davies and the team at Schramsberg craft this Blanc de Blancs, which loosely translates to “white from whites,” made of 100 percent Chardonnay grapes sourced from vineyards perched along the Northern Coast of California. The Davies family has been crafting sparkling wines from this area for more than 50 years, and it is truly one of the great California sparkling wines. Schramsberg is a great case for California sparkling wines matching the classic wines of Champagne. The wine has bright aromas of green apple, zesty citrus, and orange blossom, which complement a variety of classic brunch dishes, from a savory crab benedict to a hearty, citrus-infused French toast. Or try it with one of my favorites, Chef Massimo Falsini’s Three Organic Egg and Avocado Toast at Malibu Farms. The acidity of the bubbles will cut through the richness of the eggs and avocado, while the toasty brioche notes of the wine will complement the toast. Pop a bottle at your next brunch occasion and let the bubbles lift you away. Cheers!