Saturday, August 14, 2010
The Rose' After the Storm
The wine was a 2009 Ramian rose' from Napa Valley. The mix was 95% Syrah from Napa Valley and 5% Grenache from El Dorado County in California. Beautiful, rich, dark pink color and a nose of sweet fruit with ultra ripe red plums and strawberries foremost. The taste was true Syrah and there was great acid to go with the fruit. There was a mildly sweet taste, but a sweet taste due to good fruit and not residual sugar. A pretty wine to look at in the glass and an even better wine to drink. The alcohol was a little high at 14.1% so a little less was consumed. Good effort for a California rose. More "stuffing" than a European rose', but with the steak it was a great match. $14 and a production of 145 cases.