Cotes de Ciel 2012 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Rosé, Red Mountain, $17

By on November 29, 2013

ciel-du-cheval Richard Holmes heads up this nascent winemaking venture with his father, renowned Red Mountain grower Jim Holmes. Their collaboration produced this serious estate rosé from Rhône varieties Grenache (60%) and Mourvèdre, which features beautiful notes of dried strawberry, baked cherry and vanilla. Ample acidity and baking spices provide for pleasing length, making this an amazingly versatile food wine.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 160 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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