Red Car, Rose of Pinot Noir 2014, Sonoma Coast, California
Tasting Note: This rose hits all the right notes one enjoys about a rose.
It is light, supple and medium-dry with just a hint of pink color. This wine is super-smooth and lacks the harsh tannin one sometimes finds in roses especially from Provence.
There is nothing about which to complain. This wine seems technically correct in every way – yet I’m still left wondering, does it have a soul?
What do you think?
Bottle Note: The release of the 2014 Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir is upon us. Harvested at a cool 21 brix and immediately whole cluster pressed, our dry and aromatic Rosé is a true vin gris, fermented like a white wine without skin or seed contact. In 2014, the wine is bone dry at 12.7% alcohol, in a dashingly light shade of pale melon-pink and with an aromatic profile of tangerine oil, pink grapefruit, and bing cherries. Cool-climate West Sonoma Coast vineyards give the wine its hallmark style, with the biodynamically-farmed Bybee Vineyard in Sebastopol Hills making up the backbone for this wine.
Tasted: My sister’s, Leigh Ann’s, house
Tasting Date: June 2015