2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County
The Garden Party
We are pleased, today, to introduce Agent Flora. When she’s not leading our customer service team to ensure Operative (customer) happiness, or directing company operations, she’s helping to sleuth out fine wines. She loves a great rosé or an earthy red.
Today’s 2011 Thomas Henry Rosé of Pinot Noir satisfies on so many levels. This wine has enough complexity on the nose and palate to make it really interesting.
The dark color of the wine indicated to our whole tasting panel that delightful flavors and aromas were soon to be enjoyed. We were were not disappointed; the wine is truly delicious.
The low price of this wine makes it an easy choice for your garden parties or lazy Sunday afternoon picnics. Today’s dreamy rosé of Pinot Noir is an incredible value that we recommend very heartily.
Beautiful dark hues of red hibiscus flower, with perfectly even coloration from core to glinting edge.
This wine leads with a sweet rush of wild strawberry. This is followed by jasmine flower, dried red rose petal, cherry and subtle Madagascar vanilla bean.
Really lush with flavors of hibiscus tea, wild strawberry, rose pelargonium tea, white cherry juice, Turkish dried apricot.
Long, lush and delicate, with fruit flavors diminishing very slowly. At the very end, the most subtle hint of white pepper persists.
Serve in the sunshine with veggie kabobs with a lemon thyme marinade, a delightful chicken salad or an artichoke pizza.
What the Winery Says
The Thomas Henry Rosé is rich, fresh, and full of fruit aromatics. It has flavors of strawberries and cherries, crisp acidity and a lingering finish.
About the Winery
Thomas Henry is named after winemaker Tom Meadowcroft’s father who was passionate about life and knew great wine didn’t always have to cost a lot of money. They lived and traveled throughout Europe together by car, foot and bicycle, sharing the lessons of life, family and friends. These wines reflect a subtle European style of winemaking, yet with the depth and energy we love in new world wines. Thomas Henry is created for everyday enjoyment and entertaining, and delivers serious value for any wine enthusiast.
Winemaker Tom Meadowcroft
My passion for wines comes from my experiences growing up, working and traveling in Europe and the United States. Early in life, I started my journey in winemaking by working the harvest of 1979 in Bordeaux. Later in life, I worked at wineries in Washington and Napa, attended UC Davis and Napa College, and then became a vineyard manager focused on sustainable farming and environmental advocacy. Managing dozens of properties for the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma taught me the principles of winegrowing and gave me a vision for the kinds of wines that I make today.
Our family name, Meadowcroft, means the fertile field on the meadow…a garden that has been carefully nurtured over time. That symbolizes our hard work, the journey of mastering a discipline, and the process of transforming grapes from single vineyards into outstanding wines.