Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Tongue Dancer Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017
The fourth commercial release of the tasty Tongue Dancer Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir is thankfully more plentiful in terms of cases of offered but still quite miniscule so get yours now to avoid regret. This vibrant Rosé is made in the saigné method — a winemaking technique that bleeds off a portion of juice after a brief contact with skin (two days in the case). This wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel seeing no wood. It's vibrant, crisp, and above all fun to drink making it the ideal spring and summer sipper.
Tongue Dancer Wines is the latest project from James and Kerry MacPhail. If you are a California Pinot Noir lover you likely know James' previous work with MacPhail Family Wines. In over two decades of work MacPhail built a well-deserved reputation as a Pinot Noir guru. Tongue Dancer Wines are Pinot Noir specialists including this delicious and unique Pinot Noir Rosé and a delicious Chardonnay. In short order Tongue Dancer Wines has become one of our most anticipated arrivals. We can't wait to see what they do next.
Brilliant, medium salmon color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of sour cherry and boysenberry with supporting notes of wet stones, apricot stone, and orange peel. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of pomegranate. The finish is dry and crisp with trailing notes of tart and sweet red fruits. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture and complex fruit notes.
How to Serve
This wine really needs nothing but a glass and a comfortable chair but it does pair brilliantly with smoked salmon or spicy Thai noodles.
Price: $ 25
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3779