Mauritson 2012 Rosé Rockpile

This week I am going to feature 3 fantastic Rosés from the Dry Creek Valley.  Each bottle has a distinct character and they are all great finds.  I am starting off with a bottle of Mauritson 2012 Rosé.  Mauritson is a family owned winery with a little over 270 acres of estate vineyards.  Their 2012 Rosé is a blend of 40% Cab Franc, 35% Malbec, and 25% Merlot from their Rockpile Vineyards.  It weighs in at 13.5% alcohol and none of the grapes went through malolactic fermentation. 

Making my tasting notes...this wine didn't last long!
Making my tasting notes…this wine didn’t last long!

Tasting Notes

This Rosé pours a beautiful watermelon color in the glass.  It opens with aromas of strawberry and raspberry with floral undertones.  The palate is bright and vibrant with tastes of strawberry, red raspberry, and a hint of white pepper.  Fresh, delicious, and perfect for a warm, spring day! ($19)

My Wine Rating – A-

Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with a summer salad topped with watermelon, prosciutto, and goat cheese or as an aperitif.

*Media Sample

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