Banfi Centine Rose 2016, Tuscany, Italy
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!.
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
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!
Lechtaler Pinot Grigio 2016$20.00
As the weather starts to cool, we think about wines that will accompany our heartier fall meals, including that big holiday – Thanksgiving. Here is Mr. Tom’s perfect companion – the Lechthaler Pinot Grigio 2016. From the beautiful Trentino region this 100% Pinot Grigio is also an excellent aperitif and pairs well with Mediterranean style dishes and grilled fish such as trout. The bouquet is very elegant with the typical varietal scent of Williams pear. There is a dry, harmonious taste with a good balance and a lingering fruity finish.