Schramsberg "Mirabelle" California Brut Sparkling Wine
*Editors' Choice* This elegant, dry bubbly has a light-gold color, aromas like peach skin and white cherries, and flavors that are crisp, fruity and vivid. It starts out reserved before opening up to riper, richer tones, partly due to 15% reserve wine in the blend. Not just for toasting, it will make a very good match with seafood.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The two best values from Schramsberg are their non-vintage Mirabelle cuvées. The NV Mirabelle Brut, 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay, shows loads of tropical fruit, a touch of delicate pineapple, pear, apple skin and crisp, medium-bodied flavors. (RP)
Wine & Spirits
The addition of older barrel-aged reserve wines gives a rich, yeasty accent to this sparkler’s spicy apple skin flavor. The flavors aren’t very long, but they’re healthy and clean. A welcoming bottle of Golden State bubbles for aperitifs.
Appealing aromas of spiced hazelnut open to crisp and lively flavors of citrus and raspberry plus cinnamon and ginger. (TF)