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2016 Calera Rose "Vin Gris of Pinot Noir"

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vin Gris of Pinot Noir"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 809

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 28, 2017

Wine Review: This dark salmon pink colored wine from Calera opens with a fragrant strawberry and watermelon bouquet with a hint of grapefruit. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a ripe pink grapefruit with notes of peach pit and nectarine. I also detected hints of plum. The finish is dry and its refreshing acidity and flavors linger for quite a while. This Rose is going to appeal to fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I would serve it at the beach on a hot summer day. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A blast of fresh, ripe strawberry, raspberry zing and lemon zest make a lively start to this spunky dry rosé! Crafted from two local Central Coast Pinot Noir vineyards, it's rich like a creamsicle and succulent like a watermelon candy; bright, refreshing and full of flavor, it’s the perfect anytime sipper.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Calera 2016 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir.

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