2015AndrewMurrayRose2015 Andrew Murray, Esperance Rose of Cinsault, Curtis Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley.
The 2015 Esperance Rose is 100% Cinsault and it shines brightly pink in the glass with crisp dry fruity character in the glass, this is vibrant and delicious Provence style Rose. Tangy with stony/mineral elements this classy pink has loads of energy, Andrew has crafted another great wine and value, this wine and his basic Syrah are stunning values and great easy to drink Rhone/Provence inspired beauties, especially this unique and flavorful Rose of Cinsault. The palate is brisk and tart with watermelon, sour cherry, citrus dipped strawberry and red nectarine as well as a mix of bitter herb, pepper, saline and sticky lavender adding complexity and contrast. Impressive for it’s presence and persistence this is a serious Rose, it certainly can be sipping cool and refreshing, but is more likely at it’s best with cuisine and it’s got got guts and is robust enough to stand up to bold flavors and meat dishes even, this is flexible and focused Rose. Andrew Murray is making some of his best wines yet, his whole current lineup from whites to reds and this pink are worth exploring, these are quality wines that have soul and poise. Drink this Rose of Cinsault over the next year, perfect for the beach, backyard and warm summer nights.
($19 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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