2016 Brut Rosé (1 x 750 ml)

Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.

Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trial and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal.

Enjoy this rich, delicious sparkler on almost any occasion: at your favorite restaurant, a special dinner at home, at a beach picnic or a backyard barbecue. A very versatile wine; try it with sushi, salmon, rock shrimp, pizza, roast chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, chocolate raspberry tarts and creamy cheeses with summer fruits.

Tasting notes

The 2016 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of strawberry and orange zest. Its fruitful nose is complemented by notes of cinnamon, vanilla and watermelon. On the palate, there are juicy flavors of ruby grapefruit, stone fruit and raspberry compote, with soft touches of toasted hazelnut and shortbread cookie. The fruitful finish is fresh, with a bright clean acidity.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

95 Points
Winemaker Hugh Davies has carried on the tradition started by his late parents when the introduced America to exceptionally fine sparkling wine from California. Just as important, Hugh and his team have carried on the same elegant style that put this small Calistoga winery on the map. The 2016 Brut Rosé is a work of beauty, showing finesse and depth while remaining light and effortless. Aromas of freah starwberry and citrus dance in the palate, with a subtle note of peach and spice, brioche and a racy acidity that lifts the fruit and delivers a soaring finish.- WineReviewOnline - Robert Whitley (September 2019)
93 Points
Subtle flavors and a delicately rounded texture help this elegant, medium-bodied wine stand out. Hints of fresh bread and raspberries on the nose lead to slightly tangy flavors of ginger and white cherry on the palate. Gentle effervescence and just-right acidity lend lift.- Wine Enthusiast (Advance Buying Guide, September 2019)
91 Points
Vibrant and pretty, with delicate rose petal, strawberry and roasted almond accents that glide on the long finish.- Wine Spectator (July 2019)