Please The Palate: Everything’s coming up rosés
Napa Valley Register -- June 11, 2020
"Summer is here and my home has become a never-ending sea of pink. With so many rosé wines arriving each day, I found myself singing “and the rosé kept rolling in from every side” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” every time I got a knock at the door. Now, as I look at my table of rosés, I’m singing Ethel Merman’s “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
Winemaker Kathleen Inman made her first rosé in 2004 as a 20th wedding anniversary gift to her husband Simon. She describes her rosé as “optimism in a glass” and I cannot disagree. Sourced from her Sonoma County Sustainable certified Olivet Grange Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, the grapes were destemmed and left for a few hours before pressing. The wine is aged in stainless steel on the lees before bottling. A beautiful pink color, the wine is fresh and lush with an array of aromas ranging from raspberries, strawberries, watermelon and grapefruit to cherries, cranberries, rose petals and lemon zest. On the palate, the wine is clean with lovely texture, racy acidity and a touch of minerality."