2012SheldonRose2012 Sheldon, Weatherly Rose, California.
One of the funnest wines of the spring season so far has to be Sheldon’s Weatherly Rose, made from Graciano (a grape found mostly in Rioja, though has gained attention in the Canary Islands as well) that is both rich and zesty in this pretty and vibrantly colored pink wine. Dry and tangy with sour plum, cherry and briar this is a wildly different Rose that is worth doing a little work to get. Tobe Sheldon directed her talents and attention on select blocks of Graciano to make this wine, of which only about 3 barrels were made, and they will go fast. This bright and floral wine is very refreshing and easy smooth on the palate, but does pick up nice weight in the mouth and lingers on the finish, making for a great brunch/lunch choice for those lazy warm days of summer. As of now, only available at the Sheldon Sippy Lounge and at www.sheldonwines.com
($24 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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