Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Rocks! By Cornerstone Rosé California 2014
First of all - I'm a sucker for a great Rosé. The Rocks! Rosé is unique from start to finish starting with the blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Syrah. This drinks like a red wine in many respects while delivering the vibrancy and refreshing qualities that Rosé drinkers seek. Be careful, the bottle disappears quickly!
Rocks! is the playful, every day wine brand created by Cornerstone Cellars. Their slogan is, "The blend is our secret, the pleasure is all yours". Rocks! is reminiscent of the blends of Southern France where the blends are reflections of their vintage carrying from vintage to vintage. Like Cornerstone Cellars, each wine has the unmistakable thumbprint of Craig Camp, Cornerstone's managing partner. Craig is a wine industry veteran with a sharp palate. He seeks wines with depth, style, and balance and this is the only kind of wine he will make.
Brilliant, ruby red color being one of the most deeply colored Rosé wines of the season. The nose explodes with the scents of ripe red raspberry, strawberry, and boysenberry with hints of cranberry and cherry, mineral, and rose petals. The palate echoes the nose delivering a complex marriage of ripe and tart berries with accents of dry cassis and rhubarb. This is a big and chewy Rosé with lots of gusto while being absolutely bone-dry and perfectly balanced with a generous dose of bright acidity.
How to Serve
Serve chilled but not too cold or you will miss much of what this wine has to offer. Drink it solo on the patio or pair with food as this muscular Rosé can beautifully pair with grilled beef.
Price: $ 15