2014SilvestriPink2014 Silvestri, Rose of Pinot Noir, Estate, Carmel Valley.
The 2014 Rose from Silvestri is from estate grown Pinot Noir in Carmel Valley and is about the best pink wine I’ve tried from Carmel Valley and it’s easy to enjoy with it’s fine detail and fresh dry crispness. When you want to taste some of Carmel Valley’s best best wines, Silvestri must be included, their fine Barbera stands out as well as the estate bottlings of Syrah and Pinot Noir, and be sure to look for the 2013 vintage in the reds, they are the best yet from Alan Silvestri, the Academy Award nominated composer of famous music scores including Forrest Gump, Back to the Future and Predator. The Silvestri pink starts with brisk and steely notes of vibrant citrus, rose water and spice leading to a light and refreshing palate of tart sour cherry, watermelon, strawberry, pepper, chalky stones, a hint of earth and is lifted by tangy acidity, making for a very fine effort. The price seems a tad high, but then again only about 6 barrels were made and it certainly is delicious enough to splurge on, plus this warm summer means there is not going to be much left hanging around, especially at the Silvestri tasting room downtown Carmel by the Sea, where the long summer heat has driven the tourists into the areas tasting rooms by the droves, myself included! Silvestri is making some really good stuff and are great people, drink this Rose of Pinot Noir over the next 6 moths to a year, it’s exciting, cool and tasty.
($25 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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