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Featured Recipe Pairing
Shirred Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Here, small, soft curds form as eggs are
gently cooked, and stirred in the top of a double boiler set over
simmering water. Add slivers of smoked salmon and a scattering
of minced chives just before removing the creamy eggs from the
heat, then serve.
Schramsberg produces some of California’s finest
sparkling wines, bottlings that stand neck-and-
neck with the finest French Champagnes
in blind tastings. And the winery has labyrinthine
caves that make it one of the hottest
tours for visitors to Napa Valley. Established
in 1862 by German immigrant Jacob Schram,
the estate was one of the earliest in Napa Valley.
Schram’s wines were so successful that
he hired Chinese laborers to dig the historic
caves, as the cool underground cellars would
allow him to make and store finer wines, which
were consistently winning awards. After Schram’s
death in 1905, the winery and vineyards
were left to his son, who then sold the business.
The next half-century saw a succession
of owners, and in 1965, the abandoned property
was purchased by Jack and Jamie Davies,
who restored it and converted it for sparkling
wine production. The winery continues to be
family run, now under the stewardship of Jack
and Jamie’s youngest son, Hugh.
The faint pink hue comes from the Pinot Noir, as does the hint of raspberry
and strawberry in the nose.
Light berry fruits carry a hint of orange zest and brioche.
Sparkling wine is a far better food wine than it gets credit for. It can have the
intensity to stand up to a variety of strong flavors plus the texture for enjoying
with such foods as tempura shrimp, consommé and sushi. And a Blanc de
Noirs like the Schramsberg is the most versatile of all when it comes to pairing.
It has the finesse to partner with light flaky fish yet enough fruity muscle
to contend with dishes featuring duck or pork. It even has the power and
concentration to age up to a decade. Enjoy it on its own or try it with entrees
like Coriander-Rubbed Duck Breasts with Glazed Oranges or Alaskan Halibut
Cioppino; find the recipes at williams-sonoma.com.
Serve well chilled; refrigerate the bottle for 45 minutes before serving.
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