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2015 Navarro Vineyards Rose "Mendocino"

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 86% Grenache & 14% Carignane

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 672

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 5, 2016

Wine Review: This salmon colored Rose from Navarro is very good. It is made from "Old Vine" Grenache and Carignane. It opens with a fragrant orange creme saver bouquet with hints of banana and coconut. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, round and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a bright tangerine with notes of mild minerality and strawberry. I also detected a hint of mango. The finish is dry and its tasty fruit flavors linger and last for quite some time. This Rose is easily quaffed on a hot summer day. Serve it with Emeril's pan roasted squab with cherry balsamic sauce and thin green beans. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine exhibits its typical strawberry-like flavors, but in 2015, there is also a panoply of seductive tropical-fruit flavors. The Carignane, 14% of the cuvee, adds suggestions of spring herbs and a firm backbone. Because of reduced 2015 crop and reduced juice yield we bottled less Mendocino Rosé than in prior years! A perfect complement for bouillabaisse with a dollop of rouille.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Navarro 2015 Rose.

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