Sunday, April 12, 2015

2014 Passaggio Mourvedre Rose California

Sometimes in life your path crosses with people who turn out to be something special. One of those people is today's winemaker Cynthia Cosco of Passaggio Wines who has become a close friend. We had the opportunity to meet roughly 5 years ago and tasting her creations throughout those years has been a real treat for me. Her growth as a respected female winemaker is due to hard work, excellent wines and that fact she is so down to earth. Yes Cindy you deserve every accolade given!

Tonight's wine is a new one in the Passaggio portfolio the 2014 Mourvedre Rose. Priced well at $26 and going fast I might add. The nose is an explosion of red berry clusters strawberry, cherry and raspberry. A kiss of fresh rose pedals compliments the bright fruit. Beautiful nose!

The mouth is lively with fresh strawberries, ripe cherry and a splash of plums. A touch of herbal notes but as the wine opens I get a berry creme sensation with a nice long finish. Crisp and clean with a nice balance of acidity. A wonderful expression of rose` Cindy!

Make sure you stop by the tasting room in the Historic Sonoma Square 25 East Napa Street Suite C. Open noon to 6 Mon-Thur with Fri-Sun 11-6. A relaxing atmosphere for wine lovers and their friends. You may just see the winemaker chatting about her exquisite wines. 


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