Banfi Centine Rose 2016, Tuscany, Italy$23
This beautiful wine comes from hillside vineyards located in the southern part of Tuscany. The soil is calcareous and well-drained. With a beautiful color of intense pink and aromatic bouquet, there are fresh with hints of woodland berries. Fresh and dry, with rich berry flavors; well-structured, with a long crisp, clean finish. Made from Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese, Centine Rosé is ideal as an aperitif. It pairs perfectly with fish, poultry and young, mild cheeses. We were delightfully surprised to enjoy it with grilled onions!.
Banshee Rose 2017$25
The decision to shift their vineyard sourcing to Mendocino County and expand the palette of varietals they work with for Banshee Rosé proved to be one of their best. The deliciousness and ensuing popularity of the wine last year was phenomenal, the only problem being that they sold out way too soon. Grenache, including some ancient Grenache Gris, dominates the blend providing complex, red fruit flavors and juicy body. This is reined in by Barbera’s tension with a spine of acidity while Syrah contributes a sense of ballast. The Pinot Noir (from a biodynamic vineyard) blends bright red berries and floral aromatics. White peach, citrus, and apricot blossom aromas unfold onto the palate with blood orange, rhubarb and pomegranate flavors. Lively acidity with great tension and verce with a chalky, saline quality.
Capo Creek Rose 2016$24
Just too pretty to believe, the Capo Creek Rose 2016 delivers notes of strawberry and watermelon Jolly Rancher(™). Made from Zinfandel, Syrah and Grenache, it is easy drinking so be sure to order plenty! Your friends will definitely be hogging the bottle.
Fiddlehead Pink Fiddle 2015, Fiddlestix Vineyard$24
This flirty, dry Rosé of Pinot Noir delivers something for everybody. Its gorgeous color, dry finish and substantial textures make it an easy pick. The entire Pinot Noir grape is dedicated to making this wine, imparting that signature Sta. Rita Hills spice, Fiddlestix Vineyard color and youthful strawberry freshness to a limited supply that always runs out by summers end. A simply delicious wine that is not meant to be taken too seriously!
Jelly Jar Rose 2016$20
Jelly Jar was founded in 2005. The wines are hand crafted by Andy Pestoni, a fourth generation Napa Valley native with roots dating back to the late 1890s. Making wine has always been part of his family’s heritage and Andy continues the winemaking tradition with Jelly Jar, a wine reminiscent of those early days when times were a bit simpler. The 2016 Rosé is made from the family vineyard in Lake County. Planted over 10 years ago from old Zinfandel clones on St. George rootstock. A gently sloping vineyard at 2,129 feet elevation with a blend of crushed basalt rock and well drained red dirt. The Jelly Jar Rose 2016 is a dry Rosé of Zinfandel made from the juice of freshly squeezed grapes and fermented in stainless steel at a cold temperature for an extended period. Enjoy the refreshing tastes of watermelon and peach with hints of cherry blossom. 250 cases made.
Lasseter Family Winery Enjoué 2016$28
Julia Iantosca has 30 years of winemaking experience in small, premium wineries. She enjoys working with many grape varieties and the challenges that each presents, but she has a particular passion for creating unique blends from traditional Bordeaux and Rhône varieties. This dovetails perfectly with Nancy and John Lasseter’s dream of producing old world blends inspired by the wines of Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley. A blend of estate Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache, the name, Enjoué, a French word meaning “joyful; playful; lighthearted; sunny; buoyant; cheerful,” captures the essence of that experience. The Lasseter 2015 Enjoué’s delightful salmon-pink color is the result of red wine grapes made in a white wine style; the definition of classic rosé. The aroma shows notes of strawberry, ruby grapefruit and mango. The zesty acidity, supple texture and a long, lingering finish allow this rosé to pair seamlessly with a wide variety of foods, seducing even the most skeptical red wine drinker. To us, it is a refreshing taste of summer and sunshine even on a winter’s day. 70% Syrah • Clone 470 12% Grenache • Alban Clone 18% Mourvédre. 500 cases produced.
Locations F Rose$23
The fruit for the second release of Locations French Rosé was sourced from a vineyard in the south of France, opting, this time, to produce a rosé from 100% Grenache. Sourced from vineyard blocks that cling to granite and schist slopes; these 50-year-old dry farmed vines produce very low yields of perfectly concentrated fruit. In the glass, an appearance of Himalayan salt opens with a nose of gardenias and early harvested stone fruit. A fresh entry leads to a honeysuckle mousse with hints of peaches and cantaloupe encompassing a dry minerality. The finish is memorable with a slight brininess reminiscent of the Himalayan sea salt hue.
Lorenza Rose 2016$23
Lots of women drink rosé; many women make rosé. But there’s only one mother-and-daughter rosé-producing team that we know about. Napa-based Melinda Kearney and her Brooklyn-based daughter, Michele Ouellet, turned their mutual love of the pink stuff into a project that they could work on from both sides of the country when they founded Lorenza Rosé in 2008. The Lorenza Rose 2016 is made up of 36% Grenache, 28% Carignan, 28% Mourvedre and 8% Cinsault. “This year we were particularly delighted by the citrus flavors, texture and balance of the Grenache. The Cinsault each vintage holds an impressive round and weighty place on the palate. At complete dryness we made our blend.” The 2016 is a pale, gorgeous rose gold with aromas of delicate fruits and flowers, tangerine blossom and rose petal. Flavors hint at golden raspberry, ripe peach and finger lime. Zingy acidity, a touch of creaminess and weight on the palate, with distinctive minerality and a mouth wateringly crisp finish. Cheers to True Rosé.
Pedroncelli Dry Rose of Zinfandel 2016$17
Pedroncelli Dry Rose of Zinfandel 2016 stgarts off with enticing floral aromas with rose petal and cherry. The bouquet is nicely balanced with a touch of citrus, spicy fruit flavor and crisp orange zest. The great framework of rounded acidity, along with the refreshing finish, lingers between tartness and fruitiness.
Rabble Rose of Syrah 2017$21
Brand new release! A live wire with something to say! This beautiful mermaid electrifies the senses with bright acidity and pops of strawberry pie, kiwi, floral, and passion fruit notes. Not one to take no for an answer, this dry rose leaves the palate with deep smooth layers of fruit, minerality with a lasting impression of just how memorable she is.
Stoller Rose 2016$25
2016 was a warmer than average year for the Willamette Valley, causing smaller clusters and a perfect deceleration of heat accumulation at the end of an early growing season. Our grapes were able to ripen perfectly despite an earlier harvest than we’d ever seen, allowing the clusters to gain the beautiful flavor profiles and complexity to make 2016 one of the best vintages to date. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, the Stoller 2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Rosé is exquisitely aromatic with strong notes of ruby red grapefruit and citrus. The palate shows tropical fruits while remaining bright and balanced by mouthwatering acidity.