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 2017$24.00
Just too pretty to believe, the Capo Creek Rose 2017 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 2018, Fiddlestix Vineyard$29.00
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!
Marietta OVR Rose 2018$18.00
50% Syrah and 50% Grenache from Marietta”s McDowell Valley vineyard, the fruit included in the Marietta OVR Rose is some of the oldest in the state and was hand-picked from six foot tall vines early in the season at brix levels of 19 and 21. Pale in color but not in exuberance, this rosé shows bright stonefruit and lemon tart backed by palpable acidity and a long creamy mouthfeel from weekly lees stirring post fermentation. Don’t miss this summer delight!
Mutt Lynch Rosie Rose 2018$18.00
Winemaker Brenda Lynch first made the Mutt Lynch Rosie Rosé in 2012, producing a tiny amount of wine. It sold out within 30 days! Her latest vintage, 2018, is made from 100% Zinfandel grapes from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. And it is a beauty! Her winemaking secrets are simple – focus on beautiful color and pretty fruit flavors, ferment the wine at very cool temperatures to preserve these wonderful characters and no oak aging. The result… the 2018 Rosie Rosé has wonderful fruit flavors with a dry and crisp finish.
The 2018 Rosie Rosé scored 91 points and won a GOLD MEDAL at the 2019 Experience Rosé Wine Competition, the largest and most prestigious Rosé wine competition in the United States.
Pedroncelli Rose 2018$18.00
When it comes to appreciating this style of wine Pedroncelli Winery has it down to an art. They have been producing rosé since 1954 and have more than 60 vintages under their belt. Going for a style that captures the essence of fruit and is crisp and a touch spicy, the grapes for the Pedroncelli Rosé 2018 were harvested from the Pedroncelli home ranch. The site’s well-drained rocky soils, hillsides and excellent microclimate enable Zinfandel to develop generous fruit flavors.
Pale pink in color with bright aromas of cherry and rose petals. Flavors feature strawberry and cherry up front with a hint of white pepper spice. Refreshing, clean and crisp with a touch of spiciness on the finish. This Rosé is made to be enjoyed upon release.
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.
Simi Dry Rose 2017$20.00
The Simi Dry Rosé 2017 is a tribute to the Simi family’s matriarch, Isabelle, who had a passion for growing roses. The color is lit from within, a vivid coral pink. On the nose, find ripe strawberry, watermelon, tangerine, and a hint of white flower. These enticing aromas set the stage for the palate of fresh strawberry, red cherry, citrus, and melon. This Rosé is forward and focused with bright acidity, a nice body and structure, and a lengthy finish. While this Rosé is predominantly made from Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), they blended in 21% Merlot for softness, 6% Malbec to spice things up a bit, 5% Syrah, 2 % Zinfandel, and 2% Graciano for structure.
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.