Schramsberg "Mirabelle" California Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It's attractive, but even better is the outstanding NV Mirabelle Brut Rosé, 64% Pinot Noir and 36% Chardonnay. This shows a light pink color, beautiful delicate notes of strawberries and currants, crisp acids, a fresh, lively zesty style and medium body. Both of these are meant to be drunk upon release and are probably at their best within the first year or two of aging. Schramsberg, founded in 1862 by German immigrant Jacob Schram, fell victim to hard times in 1912 but was resurrected by the Davies Family in 1965. The quality seems to be going from strength to strength and these were the best sparkling wines I've tasted from them. Current owners Hugh and Monique Davies look over 43 acres on Diamond Mountain, and utilize fruit sourced from cool-climate areas ranging from Carneros, farther south in Marin County, to the north in Anderson Valley. (RP)
Yet again a different direction for a Schramsberg Rosé, this wine comes with a peachy, fruity nose and lighter yeast imposition than its mates, and it is wonderfully easy to drink with its fruit in the lead and complex notes of fresh yeast coming up underneath. It offers a mouthful of mid-sized, creamy textured bubbles, and it follows on with friendly flavors and a clean and balanced finish that steers well wide of the evident tannins of other pink sparkling wines. It is a great party wine.
A pink-tinged copper color and a pleasing blend of flavors make this sparkling wine from Schramsberg easy to enjoy. The aromas suggest cherries and cinnamon, the flavor is like tart raspberry and the texture is smooth with fine bubbles.
Focused and refreshingly dry, with floral raspberry aromas and crisp strawberry and spiced red apple flavors.
Schramsberg's Mirabelle is a lively, multi-vintage blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the winery's cool-climate vineyards in the Carneros, the Anderson Valley, Sonoma, and Marin. Its explosive bouquet is redolent of candied watermelon, wild strawberries, and framboise notes. The aromatics lose their candied quality and carry over to the palate, with youthful tart red fruit flavors. There's also a hint of brioche and exotic vanilla flavors to round out this lovely sparkler.