2017 Ordaz Family Wines "Maus Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Rosé (Previously $22)

SKU #1363496 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 GSM Blend Rosé is pale salmon-pink colored and opens with red cherries, raspberry leaves and redcurrants scents with hints of baking spices and dried roses. Dry, light-bodied, crisp and refreshing with subtle red berry flavors and a racy finish. (LPB)  (6/2018)

K&L Notes

Made from 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre. Direct to press rosé from an old vineyard in the recently designated Moon Mountain District AVA in Sonoma. The vines are farmed by legendary veteran grape grower Jesus "Chuy" Ordaz, who has been tending vines in this area since the early 1960s. The wine is crafted and coaxed into bottle by Chuy's son Eppie. A beautifully pure, refreshing, quaffable style of rosé with plenty of texture and layers to go with the crunchy acidity and zippy drive. A summer favorite for sure! (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Wine Buyer)

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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).