Schramsberg "Mirabelle" North Coast 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.
Appealing, with mature cherry and baked apple aromas leading to rich yet compact flavors of red apple, cinnamon and spice. Drink now.
*Editors' Choice* With the pale color and flavor of a peach just turning orange-pink and a delicate mouthfeel, this is a great example of blush bubbly made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It shows a great deal of class for the price.
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.