2013 Dry Creek Valley Aleatico Rose
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
A Rosé is not a Rosé
Today’s Saddleback Cellars 2013 Dry Creek Valley Aleatico Rosé is a bold, beautiful, delicious wine that our entire tasting panel went crazy for. Unfortunately, the winery didn’t make a ton of it - and while we got our hands on every last case that we could, this wine will sell out.
This big Rosé is made from the Aleatico grape, which is a red Italian wine grape variety. Aleatico is the primary grape in the cult wine Aleatico di Portoferraio made in Elba. Aleatico is grown most commonly in the Lazio and Apulia regions in Italy. In Chile the grape is known as Red Moscatel. Aleatico also thrives - in smaller quantities, granted - in Mudgee in New South Wales, Australia and in California.
An Aleatico Rosé is something of a wonder. A delicious, aromatic wonder.
This wine is very fragrant, with aromas of watermelon, passion fruit, cherry cocktail, young strawberry, tart dried cranberry and young raspberry with a slight hint of white pepper. Sweet and delightfully, softly tart on the palate with complex flavors of alpine strawberry, cranberry, Bing cherry, red plum and cherry jolly rancher.
Grab some while you still can. Once we sell out, this wine will be gone forever.
Beautiful dark watermelon hues from the edge of the glass, through the brilliantly clear heart of the wine.
Watermelon, passion fruit, cherry cocktail, young strawberry, tart dried cranberry and young raspberry with a slight hint of white pepper.
Alpine strawberry, cranberry, Bing cherry, red plum and cherry jolly rancher.
Exceptionally long with sweet flavors fading to reveal tart fruit and a hint of white pepper.
Enjoy this with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of heirloom tomato soup with cracked pepper. Garnish with a few leaves of purple basil.
What the Winery Says
- Nils Venge
- Dry Creek
- 24.8 Brix
- 0.65 g/100ml
- 14.5 %
- Bottling Date
- March 19th, 2014