First of all, I have tasted hundreds of Rosé wines. In fact, I went to a tasting a few months back and tasted over 30, can’t say there was 1 that I liked! Well I guess you can say I broke my tasting streak, this is a Rosé to go out of you way to acquire a bottle, very elegant! Superb!
This is very special hand-crafted and unique Rosé, elegant, made with Sonoma Chardonnay (98%) adding a kiss of Rutherford Bench Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (2%), and in my opinion far better than the Rosé that herald from southeastern France where some of the best are produced. I have never tasted anything like this previously. Small production, grapes fermented and aged from French white oak wood staves from Allier, Nevers and Tronçais Haute Futaie forests, known for their sought after wood, with tighter grains. Stunning deep orange/salmon color with exceptional depth of fruit brought out by the small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon providing a beautiful fruit/floral character. On the palate layers of subtle extraordinary rich fruit, ripe melon pear with a hint of raspberry and citrus adding vanilla and very light subtle toasty oak, luxurious with a graceful savory freshness. Very well balanced, layered with elegance and persistent length with an ending that comes back with fruit and vanilla spice adding some minerality. Truly outstanding, will continue to improve if you decide to cellar a bit! For me, hard to resist drinking now! Grab a few bottles and give one to your Mother for a special day, before they are gone! Tasting Sample!