April 2018 Set:
It's April & Rosé Season is here!
Quivira Rosé, Dry Creek Valley 2017 $23
Quivira's estate-grown, single-vineyard Rosé boasts bright, fresh flavors, and refreshing acidity. Their home vineyard, Wine Creek Ranch, possesses a nearly identical climate to Provence with 3,000 hours of sun, warm summers and mild winters. A classic mix of red Rhône grapes, layered with thoughtful clonal variation, and a range of desirable well-drained soil types gives the perfect painter's palette from which to craft a fine Provencal-inspired Rosé. From vineyard to bottle, this is an intentional Rosé a sustained commitment, throughout the vintage that yields only the best Rosé.
By Ott Rosé, Côtes du Provence 2017 $22
Pale and pretty in crystal-clear pink with orange undertones. The nose is delicate and fruity with notes of white peach and apricot mixed with passion fruit and mango. The taste is full, fresh and crisp with echoes of the fruity aroma amplified by citrus zest and sweet spices (cinnamon and cardamom). All of the great Domaines Ott* tradition in a friendly and elegant wine.
Tyler Rosé of Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 2017 $30
A perennial favorite for us. Released in small batches each year, the 2017 Tyler Rose is a beauty. Light and lovely nose of rose petal, orange peel and a bright apricot note. The palate is clean and taunt with moderate acidity binding up flavors of apricots, white peaches, citrus and a just there hit of clay spice on the finish. Very limited and won't last long.
Buy the set: $75