|"Crisp, offering appealing raspberry and cinnamon aromas, with friendly cherry, apple and spice flavors. Drink now. 12,300 cases made." (WS)
"Even better, the Non-Vintage Mirabelle Brut Rose (58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir) exhibits a light to medium pink color as well as abundant aromas of kir, medium body, good vibrancy and a crisp, zesty, dry finish. These cuvees are meant to be drunk upon release as there is no point in aging them." (WA)
"Equally keyed on fruit and yeast and smelling of sweet cream and cherries, this very bright and graceful effort follows suit on the palate with lively, nicely composed, moderately complex flavors that steer to the lighter end of the Rosé spectrum. It shows nary a hint of the finishing astringency that its genre often predicts, and it will drink as well on its own as with foods.
Reviewed: November 2012" (CG)
"Schramsberg is arguably the premier sparkling wine producer in the United States, and with their Mirabelle label, they produce value priced non-vintage wine that is consistently great. Robert Parker recently tweeted:
“excellent value in a high class rose sparkling wine?-check-out Schramsberg non-vintage Mirabelle Brut rose-about $25…damn tasty juice…”
I have to agree with Parker on all but one part of his tweet: the price. LA Wine Co. has this wine for $18.95. This is a perfect example of a rosé with a beautiful pink color and bright berry scents on the nose. On the palate it’s broad and full with toasty vanilla from the Chardonnay and a focused minerality with raspberry flavors from the 48% Pinot Noir component. Speaking of Pinot, some of the red grapes were fermented with the skin on contributing to the color and the slight tannin that differentiates this from a standard sparkling wine.
In addition to the raves from RP, Wine Spectator gave this rosé 93 points, further confirming its value. Enjoy it for the holidays or enjoy it tomorrow. You don’t need an excuse to drink sparkling wine!" (Nickel and Dime)
The Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé is a specially crafted blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from select cool-climate vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin counties. These choice North Coast California grape sources provide for a long growing season leading to elevated acidity and fruitful flavors. County Composition: 53% Napa, 28% Mendocino, 17% Sonoma, 2% Marin.