Hess 2016 Shirtail Ranches Rosé
Delightfully pale pink in color, this Rosé is vibrant with a burst of fresh, red berry aromatics. Supported by a racy acidity, the wine is deliciously full of strawberries with hints of orange citrus that lead to a mouthwatering finish. The perfectly balanced acidity makes this wine a wonderful complement to many foods and warm weather dining.
This wine invites you right in with bright aromas of cherries, raspberries, and subtle hints of sweet spice. Pinot Noir is known for being seductive; this wine proves it to be true - beautiful aromas lead to a juicy palate with flavors of berries, ripe plum, and floral notes of roses. A flavorful palate is highlighted by warm vanilla notes and a touch of clove all wrapped in smooth, velvety tannins.
Crafted by our winemakers best known for artistry with coastal vineyards, Hess Select wines are sourced from our family-owned estate vineyards and from grower families throughout California who share the guiding principle that our founder Donald Hess instilled in our family business “nurture the land and return what you take.” We strive to make the very best wines that elevate the everyday, and honor the courageous nature of the lion – the symbol of the Hess family.
Pairs beautifully with Grilled Salmon, Chicken, and Pork or Creamy Cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast - 87 points
This copper-colored wine was made from mostly Rhône-style grapes and has earthy meaty aromas and flavors, a light to medium body and a texture that's rich and smooth. This is not a crisp fruity version, but a more savory complex one that can fill in for a red.