2016 Brut Rosé
Estate Vineyards, Lodi, CA
What we love
We’ve repeatedly featured the shockingly affordable wines and today’s sparkling rosé is one of those terrific values. When it flaunts a mouthwatering array of red fruit and vibrant minerality at just $35 it commands our attention, especially as Champagne becomes more expensive by the year.
About this Wine
A brilliant salmon-pink color with deep strawberry hues, with energetic beads rising from all angles, I could enjoy this wine purely off sight. I won’t, though, because the palate is just too enticing. Ripe red fruit and sweet floral aromas lead, with the highlights being wild strawberry, raspberry, and red apple. A supporting bed of crushed rock minerality lifts the wine, along with a perfect push-pull of tension and acidity. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied and squeaky-clean. The fruit is pure and concentrated with a mineral presence that zips around your mouth and a lingering finish that is dominated by red fruit.
This is an excellent and authentic bottle of wine to enjoy with family and friends. Put this refreshing sparkler up against any rosé Champagne in this price range (if you can find one) and I guarantee “The Gala” will come out on top. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, an affordable treasure.
- 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir; made in the traditional Méthode Champenois.
- 10.8% alc | 218 cases made.
- Drink now through 2023.
Susana Rodriguez Vasquez
"I absolutely love what I do, and when you love something like that, it creates a passion that makes you want to strive to be better!"
Susana Rodriguez Vasquez was born and raised in the countryside town of Cochabamba, Bolivia, where her love of agriculture was sparked.
Susy has an impeccable palate for choosing the right grapes, and she revels each step of the way in the winemaking process, from crush to glass. Her love for what she does is infectious, her passion detectable in every terrific bottle of wine she creates.
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