2015 'Solace' Dry California Rose
Quantum of Solace
We’re thrilled to welcome back 2016’s Winemaker of the Year, Julien Fayard - and his absolutely wonderful (and perfectly named for us Wine Spies) Solace 2015 Dry California Rosé.
It doesn’t take the world’s greatest spy to surmise that this wine is one super fine, ultra luxurious, super delicious Rosé.
We Wine Spies are always on the hunt for the best wines that we can find. When it comes to Rosé , we are exceedingly difficult to please. Today’s wine comes to us from one of Agent Red’s favorite French winemakers, Julien Fayard. Mister Fayard has provided his winemaking expertise to many boutique wineries, including Atelier Melka, Caspar Estate, Quintessa, Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, Covert Estate, Cultivar Wines, On Q Wines, Purlieu WInes, Taplin Cellars, and others.
He is prolific - and one heck of a winemaker.
So, what about the wine? Ahhhh, what a nose on this beauty! Aromas abound, with peach, white cherry, pink grapefruit, white raspberry, young strawberry, pink rose petal, very subtle white spice and a hint of minerality.
Your tastebuds can’t possibly be prepared for the delicious goodness that this wine presents on the palate. Flavors abound, with peach, pink grapefruit, orange rose petal, lemon, white flowers, very soft spice and a delightful hint of copper at the end.
What’s better than an impeccably crafted French Rosé? A perfectly crafted California Rosé, made by a French winemaker! Please don’t miss out on this wonderful and very highly recommended wine…
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
Wine Spectator - “A pretty wine, with aromas of rose petal and watermelon that lead to crisp, delicate strawberry and spice flavors. Syrah and Grenache.”
This wine shines with the hues of polished light copper. Perfect clarity throughout.
Peach, white cherry, pink grapefruit, white raspberry, young strawberry, pink rose petal, very subtle white spice and a hint of minerality.
Peach, pink grapefruit, orange rose petal, lemon, white flowers, very soft spice and a delightful hint of copper at the end.
This wine is flavorful on entry, then softly grippy as fruits fade to reveal flower petals, softest spice and copper at the very end. Softly drying.
Enjoy this wine as an afternoon aperitif, or with poached salmon with lemon and fresh rosemary.
What the Winery Says
- Julien Fayard
- Syrah and Grenache