2014ChesebroRose2014 Chesebro, Rose of Grenache, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County.
Mark Chesebro’s wines are all well made and vigorous offerings and his latest set includes some excellent choices with his Vermentino and this Grenache Rose showing really good right now. The 2014 Chesebro Rose of Grenache delivers brisk and steely coolness in the glass with bright intensity and charm with tart cherry, strawberry, watermelon and zesty citrus along with mixed spices, chalk and mineral. This is a light and refreshing wine with focus and vibrant character, it lacks a bit of complexity and depth, but is very pleasant and does everything well. The Rose is available through the tasting room at Chesebro in the Carmel Valley Village, and is worth picking up if you get a chance to visit the region. Chesebro offers a solid lineup of well priced wines and they work well with food, they may not be as polished or flamboyant as some, but still should be noted these wines age well, in particular the reds and the whites always show a lot of vitality and brisk focus. Enjoy the rose of the next 6 months to a year, best from 2015 to 2017.
($18 Est.) 88-90 Points, grapelive

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