Rosé is a very fun wine to make and can be made from any red grape, although intrinsic fruit character is more important to the final wine than the color of a particular varietal. A certain degree of ripeness is essential; overly ripe, jammy fruit lacks acid, which is very important for a rosé. While Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are not suitable due to their inherent herbaceous character at low acids, varietals like Zinfandel, Dolcetto and Sangiovese are perfect.
Fresh aromas of lemon, grapefruit and orange blossom leap from the glass and carry onto the rich, refreshing palate and finish of this wine. The citrusy fruit and bright acidity makes Sauvignon Blanc an excellent complement to lighter fish and other seafood dishes all the way to exotic, spicy Thai foods. Be careful, though . . . it’s so refreshing that on a hot day you’ll be reaching for that second bottle in no time!
Complex aromas of Bosc pear, toast and cream, with subtle aromas of exotic spice. On the palate, it is multi-layered and smooth textured, showing great intensity and flavors of ripe citrus, white peach and kiwi fruit. The finish is long and satisfying, with complex notes of oak, spice and great minerality..
Complex aromas of Bosc pear, toast and cream, with subtle aromas of exotic spice. On the palate, it is multi-layered and smooth textured, showing great intensity and flavors of ripe citrus, white peach and kiwi fruit. The finish is long and satisfying, with complex notes of oak, spice and great minerality.
The nose exhibits bright red fruit character, with good acidiry and hints of spice and oak notes. Flavors of plum and other red fruits predominate, with an elegant frame of vanilla and toast. The wine shows a sophisticated, smooth texture, good complexity and lengthy finish with great balance.
The nose exhibits classic Russian River red fruit character with a slight floral note and hints of exotic spice and forest floor. The mid-palate is well structured with beautiful flavors of red berry fruit. There is a silkiness to the texture, with excellent balance, a layering of flavors, fine-grained tannins and a long, complex finish.
Cabernet dominates in this particular Claret, but the Merlot is the silent partner that accentuates the cassis and currant fruit of the Cab and combines with its bigger tannins to silken the mouth feel. A small amount of Malbec adds soft, black fruit like blackberry and plum. Both Merlot and Malbec bring midpalate richness and, with carefully chosen French oak, promote a long complex finish.
This Cabernet is richly layered with flavors of spice: vanilla, allspice, cinnamon and cardamom, blended with hints of berry, raspberry and cassis flavors from the grapes. The lengthy finish is smooth and well-balanced. This exotic mélange continues to develop during bottle aging. A noteworthy wine will change as you consume it - every swirl and sip will bring forth a new sensory aspect of the wine.
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