2012AlfaroRose2012 Alfaro Family Vineyards, Rose of Pinot Noir, Estate Santa Cruz Mountains.
This year’s Alfaro Rose is vibrantly intense in both color and flavors in an explosion of pink with loads of tangy strawberry, plum, watermelon and red peach in a fleshy expression of Pinot Noir Rose. This wine bursts on the palate with vivid flavors and zesty mineral and spice notes, it is lavish and round on the palate filling out with soft cherry and red citrus on the finish. There is good drive in this serious pink wine and it could stand up to BBQ and hardy food fare as well as being a wonderful summer day sipper, and it is really easy to love from start to finish, plus it is totally unique, unlike much of what is out these days with an added layer of dimension and flexibility of use. I’m glad a got a few bottles of this wine and I may need to get a few more, it is fun and sexy Rose no question.
($20 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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