Fresh raspberry and watermelon fragrance with hintsof
cherry and freshly baked bread. On the palate, strawberry and guava flavors with balanced acidity.
Wine Enthusiast 89 points - 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 (Jul 2009)
Wine Advocate 90 points - 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 - 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
(Nov 30 2013)
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.
|(53% Pinot Noir/47% Chardonnay). After bottle fermentation and about two years of aging en triage,
subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage.
|In 1862, German immigrants Jacob and Annie Schram established Schramsberg as the
first winery with vineyards planted on the hillsides of the Napa Valley. With the help of
Chinese laborers, vineyards replaced scrub oak, and a network of underground caves
was tunneled into the soft, volcanic rock.
In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies assumed stewardship of the winery with the mission to
produce America's first méthode champenoise sparkling wines, using the noble grapes
of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the classic, old-world tradition. Each vineyard would be
vinified separately to create small, individual lots of base wine, then painstakingly
selected and handcrafted into America's artisan sparkling wines.
The spark that ignited the American sparkling wine industry in 1965 continues to burn in
the second generation of the Davies family to helm the winery. Today Hugh Davies,
winemaker and general manager of Schramsberg, is devoted to carrying on his parent's
vision: to create America's premier sparkling wines. Our winemaker's passion for
constant refinement of vineyard sources and winemaking techniques is captured in each
bottle. The resulting refinements to our original vision are evident each year in our new
We invite you to share in this American tradition by enjoying our proudly
crafted sparkling wines.