Saturday, July 5, 2014

2013 Campesino Chiquis Rose Sonoma Coast

A few years ago I was introduced to Campesino Cellars wines and I immediately became a huge fan. Every varietal and vintage is absolutely amazing and Macario Montoya has a gift for making wine. He owns the winery with his wife Griselda and  they are one of the nicest families in the valley.  I highly encourage you to join the mailing list so that you have the opportunity to purchase these wines before they are sold out and yes they do quickly. Tonight's Rose was a great deal at $16 per bottle and I took full advantage of the offer.

On the nose strawberry rhubarb, fresh sliced watermelon, and a subtle spice character. As the wine opens tropical citrus notes. Wonderful aromatics and pleasing to the nose.

The mouth is beautiful with tart rhubarb cobler, fresh raspberries, strawberries and juicy watermelon. Nice balance of fruit and acidity. The finish is long and juicy. Definitely a dry rose` but oh so good. My grandmother was the best at making strawberry rhubarb cobbler and the first sip reminded me so much of her dessert. Macario and Griselda the bottle went quickly :)

Order direct from the winery at the link provided above but don't wait too long or you will miss out. One of the best Rose` wines of the year.


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