Bedrock Wine Co. Ode To Lulu Rosé 2016
The 2016 Lulu follows closely on the footsteps of the 2015: The vineyard and blend composition is similar and it is, as always, from old and low yielding vineyards. The Mataro element comes from two lovely but quite different vineyards. Live Oak Vineyard, planted sometime around the inauguration of William Mckinley, is an Oakley vineyard own-rooted in sand. Pagani Ranch, which needs little introduction, was planted close to the onset of Prohibition in Kenwood. To complement these two we blended in Grenache from the 1880s planting at Gibson Ranch in McDowell Valley (Mendocino). All lots were picked at low potential alcohol and whole-cluster pressed. This year's iteration is more aromatically explosive than I remember last year's being-the oftentimes stentorian Mataro showing off a bit more playfulness and the Grenache providing oodles of crunchy bright fruit.
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Wine SpectatorFloral strawberry and spice aromas glide easily toward crisp, lively raspberry and smoky anise flavors. Mataro and Grenache. Drink now. 750 cases made.
Domaine du Bouscat Bordeaux Superieur Caduce 2010
Catena Zapata Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2010The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry, and cassis with notes of pepper, clove, and a touch of cedar. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich and displays layers of black currant and black raspberry with notes of cedar, tobacco and vanilla. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with silky tannins that provide structure and a long and persistent finish.
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2014The wine exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color with an expressive nose of pain grille, underbrush, brier, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry fruit leading to a plush, opulent wine with great density, savory flavors, and a lengthy finish. Pair with rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.
Poggio Bonelli Poggiassai Toscana 2012The Poggio Bonelli estate lies in the heart of the Chanti Classico in Tuscany and covers about 83 hectares of vineyards. The area has a lot of sandy subsoil and the vineyards are mainly positioned towards the south. Here the grapes can optimally enjoy the sun yet have a good isolation. Poggio Bonelli provides a strict and selective selection to guaranty only the best grapes are being used during the production of their wines After selecting the grapes they are destemmed and bruised, and placed in thermo-conditioned stainless steel casks. Here the grapes are being exposed to various conditioned temperatures to retain and even increase the organoleptic properties. The fermenting process takes 10 to 20 days. The further aging happens the first months in small oak barrels, from 10 to at least 21 months depending on the kind of wine. Finally, the maturation is ended by resting for three to six months in the bottle A wine with great personality, intense ruby red in colour. The nose open s with a bouquet of red fruits, mushroom, tobacco, pepper and chocolate. Soft on the palate, its texture is lavish and well-structured, rich in well-balanced tannins, never too exuberant in alcohol and freshness. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon creates a beautiful structure, depth and a smooth note Recommended pairings: Grilled and roast red meat and medium to mature cheeses.
Fantasia Di Fiori Pinot Grigio 2014
Louis Latour Grand Ardèche 2011The Grand Ardèche 2011 has a lovely shimmering yellow-green colour. It has a delicate bouquet with a subtle oaky touch. Still young, one must leave it for a few months in order for the the woody notes to be perfectly smooth. It is a very balanced wine with a certain nervousness present on the finish which gives it a very promising future.
Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc 2015Ferrari-Carano's 2015 Fumé Blanc is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, pineapple, lemon grass, lychee, kiwi, honeydew, orange blossom, guava, white peach and lemon lime with a touch of minerality. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth. Food Pairings: Our Fumé Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry dishes, and also holds up nicely with white meats such as veal and pork. This wine has lively flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.
Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2014Overall 2014 was a good year. Spring produced great set, and despite a third year of drought conditions in our area vines produced ideal yields. Overall warmer temperatures during the summer months allowed fruit to achieve mature ripe flavors. Food Pairing: This versatile Chardonnay pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, white meats and dishes with cream sauces. Try preparations that include citrus, butter, cream, cheese, bacon, nutmeg, thyme, basil or toasted nuts.
Célestin Blondeau Sancerre Cuvée des Moulins Bales 2016Colour : Clear golden green reflections. Nose : Well-developed aromas reminding of syringa and blackcurrant evolving towards fruit cordial after a while in the glass. Palate : Full and round at first, followed by a sensation of crispness. A touch of anise lingering. Notes of gooseberries, grapefruit and mineral.This wine has particularly well kept its young character. Pairing: Fish and Seafood.
Cultivar Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014With our 2014 vintage, our winemaker Julien Fayard continues our signature Sauvignon Blanc style, no oak and less contact during production for richness. This has resulted in wine that is already aromatic a month after bottling. Inhale notes of Jasmine, roses, and subtle citric fruits, which open to fabulous passion fruit and melon. On the palate, the wine is bright and refreshing, with delightful passion fruit and citric fruit. The finish is crisp and lingering. We're enjoying this wine with late Spring greens, grilled fish and chicken. This is the perfect wine for all of your summer entertaining.
Domaine de Pouy Côtes de Gascogne 2016This is smooth and fresh, its yellow apple flavors edged with grape skin spice. Pair with fish or seafood dishes.
PRA Soave Classico Otto 2015EXPRESSION The wine has an attractive lemon colour and a bouquet bur- sting with notes of flowers and crisp fruit. Aromas of haw- thorn and jasmine are particularly prominent, as are exotic yellow and white fruits such as peach and apricots. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied and flavoursome, full of fruit, with clear mineral notes. The wine is easy drinking and has an aftertaste of hazelnuts and nutshells. FOOD PAIRINGS This wine may be served as an aperitif and pairs excellently with elegant raw fish dishes as well as delicate starters. It also pairs well with sweet Parma ham. Excellent with pasta or rice based fish dishes and fresh cow's milk or goat's cheese.
Château Pipeau Saint Emilion 2014
Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2015
Reunion Malbec 2015This sustainably farmed, single vineyard estate wine is composed of 100% hand harvested Malbec from the Los Sauces of Mendoza. It has a deep, concentrated red color with purple hints. It is a very expressive wine with ripe, fruity aromas of plum and cherry, as well as notes of chocolate. Reunión Malbec is soft and round on the palate with velvety and mature tannins; it has a well balanced and full-bodied long finish.
Hess Select Chardonnay 2016We're on to something with our Hess Select Chardonnay. It's a new take on the most popular wine around, tasting good on its own, paired with appetizers, a variety of meals prepared at home or out for date night. Crisp and clean with bright wonderfully balanced acidity, the signature lemon-lime and a touch of apple flavors of Monterey shine through.
Orin Swift Mannequin 2014A luminous pale-straw complexion envelops the glass. In harmony, the wine offers pleasing aromatics of jasmine, Granny Smith apple, orange blossom, poached pear, honey-lemon, and roasted marshmallow. The entry is assertive with bright acidity that quickly softens to a largess of flavors including crème brulée, white peach, tangerine oil, honey-suckle, and roasted marshmallow. An engaging mineral note is present throughout the tasting juxtaposed with the right amount of supple texture to provide balance. The finish is lively and radiant with a stony tinge reflecting the provenance.
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2013In temperature-controlled tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 2 weeks
Novellum Chardonnay 2015Someone once made an unflattering comparison between Chardonnay and a part of one's anatomy best left unmentioned, saying, "everyone's got one, no one wants to hear about yours." Sadly Chardonnay is a victim of its own success and frequently a punch line despite being one of the most highly esteemed wines in its guise of Grand Cru Chablis or Montrachet. We are not claiming that Novellum is like these auspicious wines but we will argue that for its price you can hardly find better. For many years we worked with a cooperative in the Languedoc to make Novellum from a special site that in most years had some botrytis, giving the wine weight without resorting to oak. Since that time we've moved the project to the Roussillon where Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. There is no botrytis here so we resort to a small percentage in barrel - usually less than 20%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. It remains one of the best values in Chardonnay that you can find.
Ghost Pines Chardonnay 2013Like the unharnessed, free-forming, ghost-like tree with which it shares a name, Ghost Pines Chardonnay represents the rich winemaking heritage of Sonoma, Monterey, and Napa Counties. By departing from traditional single appellation grape sourcing, the Ghost Pines winemaker is able to craft consistently superior "Winemaker's Blend" wines which showcase the concentrated yet elegant characteristics of each appellation.
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2016The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a rosé. Only perfectly ripe , healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.
Gerard Boulay Sancerre Rosé 2016Unlike many Sancerre Roses, Gerard harvests his Pinot specifically to make rose by direct press, then into tank. It is not a selection of young vines as he has no young Pinot vines. What makes the rosé one year could make red another, and vice versa, depending on what the vintage gives.
Chateau Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016A beautiful light pink colour, fresh fruit aromas and refreshing acidity. Miraval's pure expression of the terroir of Côtes de Provence.
Domaine du Clos d'Alari Grand Clos Rosé 2015The wine has a pale, clear, and brilliant appearance. It has a subtle, delicate nose, with aromas of white peaches and pears, honeysuckle, and Herbes de Provence. On the palate, the wine is supple and balanced, with notes of honeysuckle, peaches and apricots. This is a great Rose de Provence. Domaine du Clos d’Alari is a small agricultural estate of 50 acres located in the middle of the Var region of Provence, not far from Lorgues. The domaine is run by a mother-daughter team of Anne-Marie and Nathalie. Together they look after the vineyard, assisted by an agricultural worker and an oenologist. The owners adopted the Var as their home more than 20 years ago and since 1998 have been fully engaged in producing:
Fleur de California Pinot Noir Rosé 2015The 2015, dry weather and relatively mild temperatures were the norm. The lack of spring rains gave the vines a jump start on their production, yet this early start was somewhat negated by the absence of prolonged high heat spells during the growing period. In the end, the Pinot Noir for this Rosé was picked about a week earlier than normal. Sporting its newly upgraded package design, the Fleur Pinot Rosé has very typical Pinot Noir floral and fruit aromas that set the stage for a mouthful of fresh strawberry, raspberry, and honeysuckle. Perfectly balanced with fresh fruit and bright acidity, this Rosé will leave you with a mouth-watering finish that is very refreshing and palate cleansing.
Château du Galoupet Cotes de Provence Rose 2015This is a Cru Classe Rose. APPELLATION Côtes de Provence GRAPE VARIETIES 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Tibouren, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Rolle TASTING NOTES Pale rosewood color. Nose of citrus fruits and white fruits. Straight attack with a nice balance and a finish of red currant. FOOD PAIRINGS Monkfish and scallop terrine HARVEST Harvested between August 26 and September 19, 2014 VINIFICATION Maceration with skins, direct pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation at 61°F. SOIL TYPE Schistose clay slopes LAND 100 acres YIELD 50 hectoliters per hectare PRODUCTION 260,000 bottles
Château Soucherie Rose de Loire 2015This dry, mineral-driven Rosé is produced from Grolleau (70%) and Gamay (30%). The vines are planted to clay, sandstone and schist soils. The wine is a product of the direct press method of vinification and the elevage is in cuve with bottling occurring usually in April of the spring following harvest.
Château Roquefort Corail Rosé 2015This Rose is made from 30% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Cinsault. 10% Carignan, 10% Vermentino, 5% Clairette. Harvested between September 17th and October 10th. The wine was produced through direct pressing, partially destemmed. Certain varieties went through a cold maceraton for 8 to 24 hours before being pressed. Cold clarification and natural fermentation between 64 and 73F. Gravitational work in the cellar as often as possible. "Corail" is the domaine's rosé and it has classic Provencal characteristics. Pale coral color with a delicately spicy nose of citrus fruits, lively on the palate with notes of white fruits, citrus and a hint of fennel. Clean and refreshing finish. It is an ideal match for a range of Mediterranean dishes, from appetizers with garlic and olive oil in the mix, to seafood and even lamb dishes. It is perfect with wood-grilled meats.
Chateau de la Mulonniere Rosé d'Anjou 2015Very light on the palate with awesome fruit notes of red currant & red vine fruit. Little spicy on the palate with some serious structure. 40% Cab Franc, 30% Grolleau, 20% Cab Sauv & 10% Gamay.
Commanderie de Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rose 2016Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache make a balanced trio full of fruity flavours, nicely sharpened with a touch of Mourvèdre. Vinification and aging Harvested separately during the night when temperatures are coolest, the grapes are then de-stemmed and pressed. After fermentation they are aged in stainless steel vats. Tasting Its rosy appearance is soft as a dream, and an expressive, gourmet nose lends charm to this blend dominated by wild berries: gooseberry and raspberry reveal themselves in a crisp, silky palate enhanced with an elegant touch of minerality. Ideal as an aperitif, to accompany tapas, but also goes well with all varieties of grilled fish, beef or fish tartar and fresh berry desserts.
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2016As a negociant and vinificateur (winery), Caves d'esclans identifies vineyards, grapes and wines from château d'esclans as well as local growers to make what has reputedly become the world's greatest rosé. As our objective is to obtain the best quality grapes and wines, we have created relationships with the local grape growers, committed beside Caves d'esclans, whose vineyards are treated with the same high standards of quality as are the vineyards of Château d'esclans.
Thirsty Owl Plane Vineyard Pinot Noir Rose 2016Flavors of cranberry, cherry, and pink grapefruit provide a lively start and a solid, lasting finish.
Heitz Cellar Grignolino Rosé 2016Spring is in the air, so make sure this Grignolino rosé finds its way into your glass. Every year we produce a limited amount of this warm-weather tipple, a perennial favorite since our founding in 1961. This rosé is so expressive of the Grignolino varietal, it's like tasting the ripe grapes straight off the vine. With its vibrant pink hue and mouthwatering hints of wild strawberry and orange zest, this wine is absolutely refreshing. Perfect for those lazy afternoons on the front porch when you can slow down to appreciate life's many pleasures.
Antoniolo Lorella Rosato 2016Antoniolo is without question one of the pioneers of Alto Piemonte and the quality level of their wines consistently impresses year after year. Named after the currenter proprietor, this 100% Nebbiolo rosato is sourced from the same vineyards as the estate's Juvenia bottling and is aged completely in steel. Nebbiolo in its purest expression!
Domaine Dupuy de Lome Bandol Rosé 2016
Anthony Road Rosé of Cabernet Franc 2016Aromas of cherry, watermelon, blood orange and red pepper. Flavors of watermelon, cherry and alpine strawberry with a hint of dried herbs. The 2016 Rosé of Cabernet Franc is full of bold and vibrant flavors that get cleansed and refreshed by a hint of tannin and lingering mineral impact.
Domaine LaFage Miraflors Rosé 2016Named after an old estate located in the heart of Domaine Lafage, Mas Miraflors, the Miraflors Rosé is sourced from old vines of Grenache Gris, nearing 80 years old, planted near the Mediterranean. Added to this is some Mourvedre that Jean-Marc planted here about 15 years ago. This a direct press rosé with the color coming from the skins of the pink Grenache Gris berries, and naturally, from the much darker Mourvedre. It is aged in tank for 4 months before bottling.
Estandon Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016Pale in appearance with lychee-colored shades, this vintage develops delicate,fresh aromas of peaches and pears. Delicious, soft and well-balanced on the palate. This wine pairs nicely with grilled seafood and is a fine, subtle match with Mediterranean cuisine.
Commanderie de Peyrassol #lou Rosé 2016Fine colour, fresh aromas, harmony and subtlety … rosé and red wines from Peyrassol are the result of a clever balancing act and rigorous technique. Whether harvested by hand or mechanically, the grapes are all picked at their peak maturity, during the coolest hours of the day. The various handling and processing operations then proceed as rapidly as possible in order to minimise the oxidation processes which start to occur naturally as soon as the grapes are picked. Each variety is vinified separately. The wines are then blended and aged in stainless steel tanks, with the exception of Château Peyrassol white, which immediately after pressing is put into new barrels where it will be fermented and aged on fine lees.
Château Gassier Esprit Gassier Rosé 2016A very clear rosé with shades of peach; floral nose with white and yellow fruit notes (peach, apricot, pear); in the mouth, round and delicate with notes of white peach, mandarin and grapefruit.