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Schramsberg Vineyards Mirabelle Brut Rose

Schramsberg Vineyards Mirabelle Brut Rose

750ML          
Sku: 041996

In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies established Schramsberg on property originally owned by Jacob Schram, setting out to make world class sparkling wine to rival the prestige and quality of French Champagne. Their son Hugh now manages the estate, which is located in Napa Valley's Diamond Mountain District, totaling 220 acres with 50 acres under vine. Its historic caves, which cover 30,000 square feet, were dug in the 1880s. Schramsberg produces limited quantities of traditionally hand crafted sparkling wines from grapes grown in many cool climate vineyards throughout the North Coast. They are unique among California sparkling wine houses in that they barrel ferment 25% of their juice to produce rich, flavorful, complex wines. A world class winery and recognized leader in the California wine industry, Schramsberg produces America's finest sparkling wines which have been served proudly at state functions at the White House and abroad for decades.

Tasting notes
Fresh raspberry and watermelon fragrance with hints of cherry and freshly baked bread. On the palate, strawberry and guava flavors with balanced acidity.

Rating
 Wine Enthusiast 89 points (Jul 2009)
Here’s a very rich, full-bodied blush bubbly that really satisfies for sheer deliciousness. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, its creamy texture holds flavors of limes, raspberries, vanilla and yeasty lees. The price is not inexpensive, but it’s a good value in a sparkling wine of this quality. From Schramsberg. S.H. (7/1/2009) - 89
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2013)
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.
 Wine Spectator 89 points (Nov 30 2013)
Appealing, with mature cherry and baked apple aromas leading to rich yet compact flavors of red apple, cinnamon and spice. Drink now. 9,937 cases made. –TF

Technical notes
(53% Pinot Noir/47% Chardonnay). After bottle fermentation and about two years of aging en triage, subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage.

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Country: United States
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling

Reg. $27.99

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