- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2012
This bubbly is both complex and fun to drink, with lemon curd and spicy caramel aromas that lead to crisp but luscious cherry, apple and toasty vanilla flavors. Drink now.
90 pts. Wine Spectator: November 30, 2011
Offers rich aromas of spicy yeast and baked apple and opulent flavors of lemon curd and Asian pear that finish with a crisp, mineral acidity. Drink now.
89 pts.Wine Spectator: November 30, 2013
Vibrantly crisp, with intriguingly mature accents of baked apple and cinnamon roll. An easygoing quaff. Drink now.
89 pts.Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: August, 2013
The non-vintage Mirabelle Brut white is sourced from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin County and is made from 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. The blend of young and older wines gives it a creamy richness, with lots of ripe peach and honeyed brioche, backed up by a medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, pure, dry sparkling wine that offers well-defined, small bubbles. This is a beauty to drink over the next few years.
89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2014
A brassy color and generous fruit flavors define this rich, dry and sophisticated bubbly. It has vivid cherry and white peach flavors, a smooth effervescence, crisp acidity and a lingering finish.
89 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: December, 2010
Two value selections include the Non-Vintage Mirabelle Brut, a blend of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir; it is an outstanding bargain for high-class sparkling wine.
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: February, 2011
Shows many of the qualities of Schramsberg’s more expensive sparklers, except the bubbles aren’t quite as refined. The flavors are rich and satisfying in strawberries, raspberries, vanilla and toast.
86 pts. Wine Spectator: November 30, 2003
Firm and complex, with pleasant, high-toned earth, cherry, spice and ginger notes. A good value. Drink now though 2007.
86 pts. Wine Spectator: December 31, 1996
In a fruity style, emphasizing its ripe, spicy pear, apple and melon flavors and hints of vanilla. At this price, a good value.
86 pts. Wine Spectator: December 31, 1997
Clean and smooth, with bright apple and mineral tones. The finish is fresh but not terribly complex.
85 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2001
Even and medium-weight, this Schramsberg-owned sparkler has a citrus (but not at all biting) palate, with traces of caramel and Jolly Rancher candy on the back palate. Its bouquet shows pear-tart aromas enveloped in dusty, “grandmother’s attic” notes (or, as one reviewer put it, “mature, not funky”). The mouthfeel is even and lively, and not too effervescent. Finishes with stony-mineral notes.
Santé: June, 2001
Toasty, yeasty aromas, with a note of lemon zest. Medium-bodied and tart, with bright lemon flavors throughout; finishes with nice acidity.