2012 Frank Family Carneros Brut Rosé

SKU #1283976 Connoisseurs Guide

 *One Star* This is Rosé meant for food. It is crisp, moderately fruity with suggestions of toasty yeast autolysis in both nose and mouth, but what really sets it apart is its solid structure and the vinous grip that often shows up in pink sparkling wines. Indeed, its bubbles are strong and somewhat insistent, and its chalky texture, pushed by both its slight tannins and its citrusy acidity, all but demands service with tangy or savory seafoods.  (11/2016)

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Other White Wines

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United States

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California

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Carneros

- Just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, Carneros is kept cool by Bay breezes and thick fog, and has long been famous for cool-climate pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling wine based on the two varietals. Warmer pockets have proved interesting and promising homes for syrah, cabernet and merlot.