Sorrel Cellars, Rosé
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Sorrel Cellars, Rosé - 2019

Item # 42084 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

A full-bodied California rosé made from a blend of grapes. A portion of the blend was aged in old French barrels giving this fruited wine a backbone of complexity. The fruit was sourced from Clarksburg, the Sierra Foothills, Glen Ellen and Mendocino.


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Staff Pick Notes

This intriguing wine is actually a blend of red and white grapes, an unusual practice for still rosés. Made primarily with Chenin Blanc, along with aromatic white varieties Pinot Gris and Riesling, this wine gets it's salmon colored hue from the addition of Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Carignan. The nose and palate are filled with stone fruits. Peach pits and nectarines dance out of the glass, cloaked in honeysuckle. Classic Riesling petrol notes lie beneath the surface. This is a very dry rosé with vibrant acidity. It's beguiling, wild and exciting. This is no Hamptons Water.

- TI

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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Pinot Gris

Pinot Grigio is an Italian synonym for the French Pinot Gris variety, but many more people have had Pinot Grigio than a Pinot Gris. At its most basic level, the grape produces varietals that are smooth and easy to drink, and perfect with a huge range of dishes that just beg to be paired with a fresh white wine. There is an entire spectrum of Pinot Gris/Grigio, however, the best of them being...

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