Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé, California

Rating
90.00
Region
Napa
Varietal
Red and white blend
Price
$38.95

German immigrant Jacob Schram founded this historic Napa winery in 1862 and had Chinese labourers carve three kilometres of cellar space into the volcanic rock of Diamond Mountain. Robert Louis Stevenson spent time sampling the wines in the cellars and chronicled the experience in The Silverado Squatters. The estate later was mothballed under Schram's widow when the Prohibition police came a-knockin'. Revived in 1965 by Jack and Jamie Davies, it has adopted the slogan "America's House of Sparkling Wine." The Mirabelle displays a pretty salmon hue and the palate is substantial and bone-dry, with bright berries and crisp citrus joined by bracing minerality. Available in Ontario.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct Licensing Options
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.