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Rosé - Sparkling

2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

Champagne Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Rich S Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 1, 2021 - I believe this might be the first rose from Ultramarine that I have opened and it blew me away. Medium pink color. Very effervescent. Nose of wild strawberry, orange zest, blood orange, maybe tart cranberry? Very citrusy and unique. Ripping acidity on the palate with tart red fruits and mixed citrus including orange and lime. A bit of chalky minerality coming through as well. By far the best domestic sparkling rose I have ever had. Fantastic bottle and paired great with a variety of bites including some caviar and beef tartare.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    March 14, 2021 - Afternoon with popcorn and a movie, and this was just as happy as we were. Exuberantly effervescent, I had to pour two full glasses from the heavily chilled bottle to stop it from foaming over. Once that little adventure was done it drank as well as almost any other Ultramarine, the 2013 Blanc de Blancs notwithstanding. Tart cherry, orange zest, brisk acidity, and an overall friendly disposition. There's more than enough material for this to develop over several years, but we drink so much young Rosé that I doubt our other bottle will be around for long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Fugu Me Likes this wine:

    December 24, 2020 - My first Ultramarine Rosé, and this did not disappoint. Lovely orange-tinged amber pink color in the glass, it was rich but fresh on the palate. Paired well with immoderate quantities of xiao long bao.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Shay.Aldriedge Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 11, 2020 - This was one of two bottles I took to a “hurt locker” theme with a local group, where each bottle is supposed to hurt you to open. I also opened a 2003 Premiere Napa Valley DR Stephens. Some of the amazing wines featured were ‘59 Angelus, ‘61 Margaux, ‘75 Lafite, ‘82 Leoville Las Cases, ‘86 Cardinale, ‘95 Mondavi Reserve, ‘13 Schrader Old Sparky, ‘14 Realm Absurd, among others.

    Compared to the Blanc de noir and Blanc de Blanc offerings from Ultramarine, I personally find this to be their most champagne-like. Fresh strawberries, gummy red fruits, rose petals, chalky limestone aromatics. Incredible acidity...sharp and laser like. Mousse is very fine and less creamy than their other offerings. Cherry limeade, tart stone fruits, blood orange rind at the finish. No yeast. I think this will cruise for a good while as it’s still quite youthful. I had one at the beginning of the year with a note of “hold”...whoops.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dougie Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 3, 2020 - I’ve bought all of my allotment for 5 years. My first rose and 2014. My favorite California sparkler I’ve had! Hope the 15’s and 16’s are as good.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Rosé - Sparkling
  • Producer Ultramarine
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Rosé
  • Vineyard Heintz Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (2%)
  • In Cellars 231 (63%)
  • Consumed 128 (35%)

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