2006 Candells Sparkling Brut Rosé
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
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A very impressive offering that came about as a result of an equally impressive collaboration, today’s 2006 Candells Sparkling Rosé is a must-have for any higher-end sparkling wine fan.
We were very happy when we were given access to this very highly recommended, delightful sparkling wine made by Virginia Marie Lambrix at Iron Horse Winery in the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley.
This wine is complex and dark but very balanced and very enjoyable to all of the senses. Where some darker sparkling wines tend to be overly flavorful, this wine is easy drinking, elegant and very approachable.
Enjoyable with lighter foods, we also advise that you partake of this wine all on its own at the end of a rich meal.
Dark, deep and rich with rusted orange hues and glinting edges of strawberry. A fine, constant rush of tiny bubble race through the wine.
Subtle and fresh, with dark wild strawberry, fresh rhubarb stalk, and red currant. Beneath these we find clay soil and a subtle hint of dried anise.
Refined and elegant, with all-around-the-palate flavors of white cherry, young wild strawberry and red currant.
Darker fruits tail off quickly, leading to a very long citrus, white raspberry and mineral finish that lasts a very long time. This acidity at the end gives the wine a lovely lift.
Caviar blini with sour cream, smoked salmon with dill creme fraiche, or oysters on the half shell.
What the Winery Says
- Virginia Marie Lambrix
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California