Schramsberg "Mirabelle" California Brut Rosé
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even better is the non-vintage Mirabelle Brut Rose, which is 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir sourced from the same areas, although here more comes from Marin and Mendocino than Napa, while Sonoma is also included in the mix. This dry rose has a lovely light salmon color, a big, sweet kiss of strawberries, and touches of raspberries and currants. The wine is medium-bodied and very frothy, with well-defined bubbles, and good intensity, dryness and finish. A beauty as well as a terrific value, it should be drunk over the next 1-2 years.
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.
Appealing, with mature cherry and baked apple aromas leading to rich yet compact flavors of red apple, cinnamon and spice. 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.