Tongue Dancer Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Varietal Pinot Noir
Retail Price $25
Score 4 Stars/91 points
In the Glass
Brilliant, deep strawberry color.
The aromatics are very intense offering scents of red cherry and pomegranate with supporting notes of raspberry and hibiscus flower.
The palate echoes the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of wild strawberry and mineral. The finish is long and lingering with sweet and tart reds fruits.
Intensity & Texture
Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant and fruit dense texture.
We love a great Rosé and when they are made with ultra-premium fruit it's the coolest.
Selling at $25 a bottle this lovely Rosé won't be found in the bargain bin but this Rosé is delicious and rare with fewer than 200 cases made this year.
The fifth commercial release of the tasty Tongue Dancer Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir is delicious as always but sadly in short supply. This year's Rosé is a bit of a different animal being made entirely from the Putnam Vineyard that is well-known to BevX readers as the source for their "Pinot de Ville." It's darker in color and richer on the palate than in years past while maintaining perfect balance. As in years past this vibrant Rosé is made in the saigné method — a winemaking technique that bleeds off a portion of juice after a brief contact (two days this year) with the grape skins. The 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.
How to Enjoy
This wine really needs nothing but a glass and a comfortable chair but it does pair brilliantly with grilled chicken or salmon.