I have a little Rosé Rant.
For years the wine critics of the world have been telling us that Rosé' is best consumed fresh and with very little barrel age.
Many wineries today disrespect this wonderful wine by; bottling it too quickly, selling it too cheap, and presenting it as a wine that should not be cellared. I find that these fads followers are the same as those who followed critics (looking at you Robert Parker) that touted buttery and oaky Chardonnay (barf), Extra extracted and over concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon, and fat jammy Zinfandel (hello headache) and worst of all promoted high alcohol.
Today I thought I'd write you a quick note to let you know that Rosé is and always has been a serious wine and I have one here in particular that I think is totally kick ass. Rosé is a wine that can age. This Rosé was made in a style like a Chardonnay and it is from our prestigious Coast Grade Vineyard. If you are looking for a junkyard Rosé, delete this email now.
I was just on the lawn with my daughters swinging on the swing under the cottonwood trees tasting this wine, and had a wow moment. I came to the tasting room right away to share this with you. I only have 220 bottles left of the 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Additionally, I did not make this wine in 2016 because there was not enough crop to do so.
Now back to that swing...