The 2012 Dianthus is cranberry in color, with an expressive nose of watermelon rind, rose petals, plum, and mineral. The mouth is rich but vibrant, with flavors of wild strawberry, pomegranate, plum and lime, and a long, rich finish that is both fresh and spicy. Pair it with Mediterranean cuisine, Spanish tapas, preparations with garlic and olive oil... or just enjoy it outside on a sunny day.
Blend: 60% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 15% Counoise
"More rich and substantial, with a Tavel level of richness and depth, the 2012 Rose Dianthus (60% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache and 15% Counoise) delivers lush cherry, strawberry and wild herbs like aromas and flavors as well as a medium-bodied, full-flavored palate that stays beautifully fresh and focused. It's a superb Rose from California and while it will drink nicely for 2-3 years, it won't get beyond this summer at my house."
The Wine Advocate