This traditionally styled rosé is crafted by the saignee method, allowing free-run juice to drain after just one to five hours of contact with the skins. Cool fermentation captured a wonderful range of fresh aromas and flavors, from sweet peach and wild strawberry to lemon zest. Minerality really shines on the palate and the long, voluptuous finish. Grgich Hills may have built their fame on other varietals, but they clearly know how to make a wine lover blush.
Wine & Spirits
This may be the most unexpected wine we found in our tastings this spring - a bright, fl avorful Napa Valley Rosé, refreshing in its pink-grapefruit and yuzu fl avors, substantial in its cool depth and delicate green citrus notes. A compelling rosé, it demands your attention and rewards it, but doesn’t require it. From fi ve organically farmed estate vineyards throughout Napa Valley, this blend is based on Cabernet Sauvignon (56 percent), plus Zinfandel, Merlot, Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The wine gains its color through several hours of skin contact, the free-run juice building substantial fl avor through a long, cool fermentation. It would be easy to drink a lot of this, whether before dinner this summer, or with sushi this fall.