We feel that rosé, which can be made from many different varieties, really shines when made from the Grenache variety, from which this wine was made. And Grenache really excels in the Paso Robles appellation of California, where these grapes were sourced. Our rosé gets its color from the grapes' skins, not the juice. To make rosé, red grapes (like Grenache!) are crushed and the juice macerates with the grape skins in order to extract their pigment.
Tasting Notes from Winemaker Bob Pepi:
The first vintage of our Marilyn Rosé has resulted in a wine that we feel exhibits all the characteristics consumers expect in a serious rosé. From the delicate color to the effusive aromatics, to the clean, crisp palate, this wine delivers beyond expectations.
The aromas display a wonderful intensity and complexity of fruit, with strawberries, Meyer lemon, and hints of perfumed rose petals. Once tasted, those qualities are augmented with flavors of tangerines and fresh apples. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing as the wine glides across the palate with a wonderful lingering finish.
GOLD AWARD--93 POINTS: Experience Rosé The 2018 Competition.