2012RochioliRose2012 Rochioli, Rose of Pinot Noir, Estate Grown, Russian River Valley.
Summer in the Russian River is not complete without securing a few bottles of Rochioli’s lovely fresh Rose, so I took a bit of a journey and found myself sipping this tasty wine on a beautiful sunny afternoon, and yes I managed to secure a few bottles of this tasting room only selection, though you can call and order some I believe, but best to act fast this and their Valdigue sell out fast. While grabbing a few bottles, I did try the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Estate Chard again, and both are drinking great, if not better than this winter/spring. The 2012 Rose of Pinot is brightly colored, vivid in flavor and brisk with juicy acidity with watermelon, tart cherry, strawberry and red citrus, plus hints of spice, mineral and rose water. Crisp and zesty on the finish, this is a great example of Rose and one of my fags of summer.
($24 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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