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Rose Symposium at the 2019 Unified W&G Meeting

Sacramento

Tasted January 29, 2019 by Woodbridge Brad with 73 views

Introduction

Mostly Grenache based roses with on Pinot and one Cabernet Sauvignon rose each for contrast. Would have loved see some other varieties such as Sangiovese and Tempranillo roses, but the discussion was good.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

Rosé
2017 Tablas Creek Dianthus USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Adelaida District
88 points
Waxy and slightly alcoholic this is a bigger rose that will age, needs food to show its best, in a tasting line up of roses it really displays that ripe heat. Still a lovely but pricy wine.
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Rosé
2017 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
89 points
Esters of berry and banana, this was balanced, fresh, complex and I preferred it in this competitive tasting lineup to the Dianthus. I might even prefer it in a dinner situation although both were dry and supple. I definitely like the lower price
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Rosé
2018 Quivira Wine Creek Ranch Rosé USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
89 points
Very floral, freshly bottled and still resolving its free SO2. This is quite balanced very supple and lovely. Mostly Grenache, lovely.
Rosé
2018 De Loach Rosé of Pinot Noir USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
88 points
Newly bottled and not released. Floral but with definite Pinot Noir character, this is a lovely balanced rose with a good finish. The only negative is a slight hard edge in the mid palette that may diminish with time.
Rosé
2017 Mirabeau Côtes de Provence Étoile France, Provence, Côtes de Provence
88 points
Slight peach nose, round and evolved in the mouth with a lovely acid balance. Clean finish and good linger, a perfectly nice dry rose.
Red
2017 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills
84 points
Weak Cabernet Rose flavors, waxy tannins and seems dilute. This was in a rose symposium and may be a tank sample. Very commercial and was the least interesting wine in the lineup.
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