Tongue Dancer Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Sonoma Coast

Varietal   Pinot Noir

Retail Price   $25

ABV   13.74%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, medium salmon color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of sour cherry and boysenberry with supporting notes of wet stones, apricot stone, and orange peel.

Flavor

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.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture and complex fruit notes.

Cool Factor

A

We love a great Rosé and a tasty Rosé of Pinot Noir from one of our favorite Pinot makers is certainly cool.

Value Grade

B

Selling at $25 a bottle this lovely Rosé won't be making an appearance in the bargain bin but with just over 200 cases available it will barely be seen before happily consumed.

Analysis

The fourth commercial release of the tasty Tongue Dancer Wines Rosé of Pinto 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. 94 points.

How to Enjoy

This wine really needs nothing but a glass and a comfortable chair but it does pair brilliantly with smoked salmon or spicy Thai noodles.

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