Lorenza Rose 2016
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.