Andrew Murray Esperance Rose 2017$26.00
Andrew Murray Vineyards estate vineyard, the Curtis Vineyard, is planted to about 50 acres of a great selection of Rhone varieties, including a variety that is particulary well suited to Rosé production – Cinsault. It makes up many of the delicious, light, and dry Rosé bottlings that remind folks of sunny breezy days spent in the south of France (even if you have never been there). The grapes were all harvested at peak Rosé maturity (early, with a lower sugar and brighter acid), in the middle of the night, and then quickly foot stomped to help start the color extraction process. The mashed grapes were then transferred to a cold room to macerate overnight. At first light the next day, the grapes were gently pressed off skins and fermentation was encouraged to start asap, in 100% stainless steel. The wine was aged in the same tank, on lees, choosing to only pump it once, as it was transferred to bottle. The resulting wine is wonderfully light, yet complex, and full of personality. Yes, there are plenty of fruity notes, but this is definitely not a kool-aid Rosé of yesteryear from California. Rather, it is very much in the moment. The Andrew Murray Esperance Rosé 2017 is crisp, light, dry and perfect for any meal! This will be your go to wine this summer! 750 cases made!
Banfi Centine Rose 2016, Tuscany, Italy$23.00
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$25.00
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.
Cambria Rose of Pinot Noir 2016$20.00
Cambria is a family-owned, estate winery located in the heart of the famed Santa Maria bench in Santa Barbara County. Bolstered by several decades of diligent winemaking and vineyard experience, Cambria’s wines faithfully express the unique stamp of one of the finest cool-climate crus in California. This cool coastal vineyard consists of ancient fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand. This unique estate sits 400-800 feet above sea level on a bench that overlooks Santa Maria Valley before plunging down to the Sisquoc River. The fog-swept vines have endured since the 1970s, thriving in the cool, maritime influences that funnel in from the Pacific Ocean, and allow for the longest growing season in the state. Since 2009, all the grapes from their Estate Vineyard have been certified sustainable under the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance’s Certified California Sustainable Winegrower (CCSW) program. They have also been SIP (Sustainable in Practice) Certified since 2011.
“Ripe red fruit characters dominate the aroma and flavor profiles. In the mouth, fresh strawberry, watermelon, and raspberry flavors are accented with a nice silky mouthfeel and a crisp and lively finish.” -Denise Shurtleff, Winemaker
…inviting and refreshing and everything
you could want from rosé. Notes of strawberry
and citrus, balancing acidity and a lingering
finish that offers a note of peach.”
ROBERT WHITLEY, WINE REVIEW ONLINE, JUNE 27, 2017
Capo Creek Rose 2016$24.00
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.
Chateau Maupague Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire Rose 2017$20.00
In the same foothills of Mont Sainte Victoire in which Paul Cézanne lived and found inspiration, the Sumeire family has thrived since the thirteenth century. This magical place is shielded from northern winds, with abundant sunshine and chalky soil regulating temperatures and helping to create a unique microclimate. A delicate pale pink color A luscious nose of white chocolate and apricot. This rosé is distinctly complex and round.
Lobster rolls, wild asparagus risotto, roasted free range chicken seasoned with Provencal herbs
Fiddlehead Pink Fiddle 2017, Fiddlestix Vineyard$26.00
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!
Joullian Rose 2017$23.00
The Joullian Rose 2017 is a blend of several reds and whites kept clean to preserve freshness. Each barrel was fermented separately to come up with the perfect summer wine. It was a long growing season with some heat at Labor Day that ripened everything nicely. This Rosé gains its structure from the red varietals and the blend keeps the aromatics from the white varietals. Strawberry, rose pedal, fresh sliced watermelon on the nose. The palate is similar with lengthy minerally finish.This wine pairs with anything hot (as in Cajun/Thai hot), spicy, bold and beautiful. Also pairs well with BBQ, light red sauces, and pizza. Plus, it’s a great sippin’ wine. 32% Zinfandel, 31% Semillon, 13% Pinot Noir, 13% Syrah and 11% Viognier. Only 188 cases made!
Left Coast Rose of Pinot Noir 2016$23.00
Left Coast Cellars vineyards are warmed by the summer sunshine then cooled by ocean breezes flowing though the Van Duzer Corridor. Each spring the estate vineyards are hand selected and farmed to grow the highest quality Pinot Noir specifically for Rosé. The result is an elegant and fruit-filled wine that is the perfect companion for any warm weather occasion. This pale pink, nearly copper hued Rosé tempts with pear-accented black cherry, tobacco and spice. Its mid-palate crisp with cherry and orange tea flavors. Long expressive dry finish. Pairs well with sunshine and sunglasses. Left Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016 pairs beautifully with almost anything. Perfect for hot weather drinking we suggest a light salad or pasta and rice based dishes combined with seafood. Fresh Goat Cheese adds a delightful garnish that accentuates the creamy character of this Rosé.
Locations F Rose$23.00
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.
Rabble Rose of Syrah 2017$21.00
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 2017$24.00
2017 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 2017 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.