16 Apr New American Rosés
While we have always championed dry Rosés from France, our friends in California have taken a shine to these spectacular warm weather quaffers as well. Liquid Farm make a Bandol style rosé from Mourvedre down in Santa Barbara, and Red Car and Copain produce delightful Pinot Noir based wines reminiscent of the best from the Loire valley.
2015 Liquid Farm Rosé of Mourvedre Vogelzang Vineyard, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
On Sale $24.99
A vibrant coppery pink, tons of savory minerality, pomegranate, white raspberry and floral notes all hop from the glass. Minerality continues to lead on the palate with bursts of blood orange, fresh peach and a fleur de sel finish. Drink chilled (but, not icy! so, you can get her full effect) and drink often! CHEERS!
2015 Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
On Sale $19.99
The release of the 2015 Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir is upon us. Harvested at a cool 21º brix and immediately whole cluster pressed, our dry and aromatic Rosé is a true vin gris, fermented like a white wine without skin or seed contact. In 2015, the wine is bone dry at 12.9% alcohol, in a dashingly light shade of pale melon-pink and with an aromatic profile of tangerine oil, pink grapefruit, and bing cherries. Cool-climate West Sonoma Coast vineyards give the wine its hallmark style, with the biodynamically-farmed Bybee Vineyard in Sebastopol Hills making up the backbone for this wine.
2015 Copain Rosé of Pinot Noir “Tous Ensemble,” Mendocino County
On Sale $19.99
From the cool hillsides of Mendocino, this rosé is full of cherry and strawberry notes with a touch of fresh herb. Bright on the palate with orange peel and cherry leading to a mid-weight feel and a bracing finish.