J. Rickards, Rosé "Ava Rae"

J. Rickards, Rosé "Ava Rae" - 2021

Item # 45859 750mL
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Tasting Notes

While the basis of the California rosé is based on the Grenache grape, you have some interesting, aromatic grapes added to the mix starting with Aleatico, Syrah and Cinsault. Fresh and lively on the palate.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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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.

Aleatico

Aleatico is a red-skinned member of the Muscat family of grapes. It is used in the production of sweet dessert-styled wines, both fortified and not. It grows predominantly in Puglia (Apulia), in the heel of the boot of southern Italy, and on the Island of Elba (to which Napoleon was exiled for life; legend has it that drinking Aleatico wine was the only enjoyable part of Napoleon’s lengthy stay)....

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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