Schramsberg "Mirabelle" North Coast Rosé
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This sparkling wine is a heck of a value. A blend of 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Chardonnay aged two years on its lees prior to being bottled, it offers tiny, well-defined bubbles, persistent effervescence, and fresh brioche and lemon custard notes intertwined with hints of apple skins and tangerines. Fresh, medium-bodied and crisp, this delightful sparkler sells at a realistic price. It should last for several years.
Schramsberg's entry-level sparkler shows real refinement, a fine and insistent mousse, and good champenoise focus at a very fair price. It is dry and briskly balanced with accents of minerals and toast running its length, and it shows a bit of the complexity that comes with extended time on the lees.
This has the pretty color of pink copper, a delicately yeasty aroma; and rich, sweet flavors of strawberry, lime and toast. It's a little scouring on the palate. The blend is nearly equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Appealing raspberry and cinnamon aromas lead to friendly cherry, apple and spice flavors in this crisp rosť. Drink now.
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.