Grapelive: Wine of the Day June 25, 2016

2015UntiRose2015 Unti Vineyards, Rosé, Dry Creek Valley.
One of California’s most coveted and sought after Rosés, the Unti Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County is a beautiful pink made from about 55% Grenache and 45% Mourvedre. Mick Unti picks early to keep vital acidity and vibrant character, this is a bright and mineral focused example of fine Rosé that sings in the glass with a pale salmon/pink hue and zesty tart cherry, red citrus, watermelon and steely mineral as well as wet stones, chalk and rosewater. This is really good stuff with lingering flavors and crisp detail, with air it fills out and feels expansive, but still brisk and structured, this is a Rosé that excels with cuisine especially, but that can also be wonderful for warm day patio sipping, modeled after modern Bandol and Cotes de Provence wines the Unti is slightly lower in natural alcohol that one might expect from a warm climate Rosé and is crafted with finesse and passion for complex Rosé. Unit’s lineup this summer is impressive and full of depth, Mick’s white are stunning, especially his Vermentino and Cuvee Blanc, a blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Picpoul, while his reds, from the 2013 vintage are showing sexy aromatics and deep black fruits, be sure to check out Unti’s Zinfandel, Grenache and Montepulciano! All the Unti Vineyards wines remind me of a cross between Tablas Creek and Ridge, high praise indeed in my book, drink the lovely and fresh Unti Grenache/Mourvedre Rosé over the course of the summer, but hurry to get some, it sells out fast!
($26 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive