This may be the most unexpected wine we found in our tastings this spring—a bright, flavorful Napa Valley rosé, refreshing in its pink-grapefruit and yuzu flavors, substantial in its cool depth and delicate green citrus notes. A compelling rosé, it demands your attention and rewards it, but doesn’t require it. From five organically farmed estate vineyards throughout Napa Valley, this blend is based on cabernet sauvignon (56 percent), plus zinfandel, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, sauvignon blanc and riesling. The wine gains its color through several hours of skin contact, the free-run juice building substantial flavor through a long, cool fermentation. It would be easy to drink a lot of this, whether before dinner this summer, or with sushi this fall.
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