Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2013 Jessup Cellars Rose` Napa Valley
Leave it to Martin Cody of Cellar Angels to find these small production ultra premium wine producers for his weekly offerings to the army of angels. Today's wine was an angel purchase from Jessup Cellars and their 2013 Rose.
Located off Highway 29 in Yountville, Jessup Cellars story is one of family, passion, hard work and some beautiful wine. Known as one of the friendliest tasting rooms, Jessup Cellars loyal followers spread the word among family and friends.....you must drink this wine! Owned by Roy and Cheri Eisiminger, Becky and Dan Blue, Jana and Vance Thompson, Kelly and Jim Mazzo the story how these folks came to be partners in the wine business and the success they enjoy today is truly inspiring.
The pinot noir grapes for this wine were grown by the Truchard Family in Carneros. The aromas of wild strawberry, cherry with a hint of cinnamon spice on the nose. Nice floral notes of fresh picked rose pedals. Just a beautiful nose on this rose.
The mouth is so refreshing and crisp. Candied strawberry with a kiss of sweetness followed by ripe watermelon and sophisticated pink grapefruit. Dry with a perfect balance of acidity, I paired this with chicken stir fry and so delicious.
When in Napa this is a must stop at 6740 Washington St in Yountville to taste, sip and savor Jessup Cellars portfolio of wines. Amazing juice from this talented producer.