Rosy grip–appearance and nose–give immediate notice this will not be a wall-flower rosé. Heady, creamy Meyer lemon and chrysanthemum give an unctuous, buttery texture which–even though it is nearly dark enough to pass as a light red–drinks better well below 50°F. Sweaty alcohol rolls casually off, melding perfectly with the grenache naturalism and cellar floor bohemian. Hula-skirt floral translates straight into the mouth, reubenesque and idealized, not the skinniest chick on the block, delightfully soft to touch, every curve accentuating strength in femininity. Old wallpaper, brick and wood floors juxtapose steel girders and glass reflections in a wine aiming to represent the best of both worlds. A 3-barrel rarity from Paso Robles, but try to find.
2016 13TH AND THIRD Grenache Rosé Paso Robles 14.0