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Matthiasson California Rose 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING domestic Rosé.

Producer/Winery: Matthiasson Family Vineyards; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Rosé blend – Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, and Counoise.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, and Counoise from the (Windmill Vineyard) Dunnigan Hills AVA, Yolo County; Syrah from the Napa Valley and Grenache from the McDowell Valley, Mendocino, California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Vegetarian stir fry on basmati rice: Yellow squash, zucchini, green peppers, onions, broccoli, ginger and lots of fresh garlic from the garden.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale pink/salmon color. Light strawberry, citrus, watermelon and fresh cut rhubarb aromas. Silky smooth, mineral, medium-light body and a 400-grit texture. Dusty and tart strawberry, melon and California grapefruit flavors. Mouth puckering dry, fresh acidity and a long tart berry finish. WOW…we’re used to drinking fresh, crisp and strawberry tasting Rosé from Southern France, but this is a whole different Rosé experience. Lower acidity, but with distinct dusty flavors and very refreshing mineral character. We liked it very much and it went well with the early summer vegetables. OUTSTANDING domestic Rosé.

Windmill Vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills AVA of California
Photo from Windmill Vineyard.

Comments: Learn more about Matthiasson Vineyards and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Closure: Plastic cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.