Clos Pegase Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2016 Rosé, $16.14-$20.99, 88 points, poured a deep cranberry red with pink highlights.
Profuse strawberry and watermelon on the nose was richer than almost any other Rosé I've smelled, as was the overall wine; it was seemingly more of a hybrid Red/Rosé wine; the light-plus body, an undercurrent of tannin, and a heavier flavor profile, mostly strawberry/rhubarb, but earthy cherry flavors along with good acidity made for a complex and conflicted Rosé (JMO).
Finished on the trailing palate, a touch of white pepper, and a potent 13.7% alcohol.
Paired fine with our Buffalo-wings and nachos.
Varietals were 55% Zinfandel, 19% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Pinot Noir, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petite Sirah.
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