2012 Bechthold Vineyard Rose
Rosé •Bechthold Vineyard
Today’s wine left our tasting panel a little speechless. While we taste many fantastic wines, today’s Onesta Wines 2012 Bechthold Vineyard Rose showed depth and character that put it another realm entirely from the typical Rosé. We love it when a wine exceeds our expectations, and, boy, did today’s wine accomplish that!
After one sip, we were convinced we had a super high-end wine from Provence. We were surprised to learn that today’s gem comes from the famed Bechtold Vineyard in Lodi. Light and refreshing, with a firm mouthfeel and solid body, today’s wine hits all the high notes.
Winemaker Jillian Johnson has created quite the stunner with today’s wine. Prepare to have your mind blown!
An incredibly beautiful salmon pink, with a near copper glint throughout the glass.
Very delicate and perfumed, with not-quite-sweetened strawberry, apricot, and grapefruit zest quickly followed by white flower notes, dried rose petals, and a touch of oaky spice.
Distinctly elegant on the palate, with an almost Provencal quality, this lush wine is highlighted by strawberry, pineapple, and mango laid overtop hints of lavender and subtle sweet spice. Absolutely delicious.
Crisp and refreshing, with a wonderful body and mouthfeel, this wine is downright silky on the finish.
Light and zesty crab salad.
What the Winery Says
100% Cinsault from the famous Bechthold vineyard, the oldest vineyard in the Lodi region, planted in 1886. The Rosé is produced from 50% saignée and 50% fruit harvested just for Rosé. A small portion fermented in very neutral oak yields a creamy texture. This delicately pink wine is bursting with strawberry guava-like fruit, with faint suggestions of drippy white peach; bone dry, yet soft, lush, creamy, almost voluptuously textured in the mouth. Sip all night with or without food.
92 Point Review - Wine Enthusiast Onesta is Jillian Johnson’s debut of her own wines; she previously made Cinsault-based reds and rosés for the Phoenix Ranch brand. She is not new, however, to the indelible Bechthold Vineyard and its ancient Cinsault grapes, and her passion and expertise with the site shows gorgeously here. Orange-pink in hue, this beauty shares notes of crushed strawberry that are perfectly in balance with its dry, elegant point-of-view. Sip this one all night long, with food or without.
- Jillian Johnson
- 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Lodi, Central Valley, California
- Bechthold Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Cinsault
About the Winery
Now a truly seasoned winemaker, Jillian has started her own passion project, Onesta. She is an artist with a scientific mind. Her artistic expression is manifested in her wines. Jillian believes life should be filled with family, good friends and adventure. Life is short, life by truth and honesty and you will always find peace and happiness. Connect with the people in your life and enjoy wine on a regular basis. Her wines are a library of her life and each year tells a different story and adventure.
Jillian’s wines speak the truth of each growing season and each vintage is a new adventure for her, riding the waves of Mother Nature. Her promise to herself and her customers is to deliver wines with personality and depth every year. Jillian’s wines are made with passion and love, just like she lives her life. Her hope is that every sip of Onesta will ignite the soul with passion and enthusiasm for living life to the fullest.