2019 Smith-Madrone Estate Rose
2019 Spring Mountain District Rosé: The 2018 Rosé ... our first turned out so well, and was so well received, that we felt compelled to give it another try.
Like its predecessor, the wine is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc and similarly is a complete delight in every way. It's impossible not to be struck by the unusually vibrant color that seems to hover somewhere in the region of watermelon crossed with fuchsia, sprinkled with salmon. Aromatically, the wine gives off a distinct scent of roses at room temperature, but when chilled comes closer to crushed strawberries. On the palate these same aromas translate into a lively, deep fruity mid-palate. It then finishes with a succulently mouth-watering acidity tht enourages another sip ... and then another. It's a lot of fun to drink.