Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Clos Pegase Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2016 Rosé

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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  1. I am intrigued by your description of the fruity aromas and flavors of this Wine. I am looking forward to sampling it myself. How would it pair with pork loin, in your opinion?

    Your use of contrasting texture and smoothness in your photograph is appealing to the eye and draws me in.

    Thank you!!

    1. DK: Thanks for commenting;
      I think young wines tend to be fruity, and Rosé wines are especially fruity and this rich Rosé will pair with pork loin without getting lost in all its flavors.
      Generally I favor an oaked Chardonnay with pork, and others will suggest Pinot Noir, but the adage: "Drink what you like, not what you're told" is a good rule to follow; I like to experiment.