When I was in Los Olivos earlier this week, I made sure to swing over to Andrew Murray Vineyards tasting room to try out his new releases. I have talked about his wines before and he has one of those rare tasting lineups where I like, if not love, every wine I try. One of Andrew’s brand new releases, 2011 Sanglier Rosé, quickly won me over.
The Sanglier is a Rosé of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah from the Camp 4 Vineyard in Santa Ynez. This isn’t your typical sweet or dainty Rosé…the palate is spicy, crisp, and will grab your attention from the first sip. There are tastes of bright, red fruit with spicy, earthy undertones. The spicy notes continue into the finish along with a nice lift from the acidity. There were only 70 cases made of the Sanglier so I seriously recommend that you grab a few bottles before they are gone! A bold, delicious Rosé I will be sipping all summer long. ($15, 13.5%, A-)