Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wineFront shot of wine bottle

Caraccioli Cellars Brut Rose 2010

Rosé Sparkling Wine from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
  • V92
0% ABV
  • V92
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $45.99
Try the
57
45 99
Save $11.01 (19%)
Ships Fri, Nov 23
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

0.0 0 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Coral with a pinkish overtone. Nectarine, strawberry, peaches, red apple, citrus. Baking bread. Light and expressive, soft fruit complexity with a balanced acid structure leading to a very long, pronounced and integrated finish.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
V 92
Vinous
(2% of the wine in this blend is still Pinot Noir) Light bright orange. Vibrant, mineral-accented red berry and pit fruit aromas, along with suggestions of pungent flowers, ginger and succulent herbs. Smooth and energetic in the mouth, offering concentrated raspberry and nectarine flavors and a hint of refreshingly bitter blood orange. Powerful yet graceful in style, showing impressive energy and thrust on a very long, focused finish that leaves behind juicy red berry and citrus fruit notes.
View More
Caraccioli Cellars

Caraccioli Cellars

View all wine
Caraccioli Cellars, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
Image of winery
Gary Caraccioli grew up working on his family’s farm in the Salinas valley at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Gary and his brother Phil spent many hours as children watching their Swiss-Italian grandfather labor with love over his home grown, homemade wine. Wine with dinner was truly an integral part of their Swiss-Italian heritage. As a result, Gary grew up with the belief that wine is not just a beverage it is an experience.

In 2006 Gary enticed his Uncle Jim and brother Phil, to expand their agricultural roots into the wine businesswith the idea that they would make an exclusive and original wine that was not being produced anywhere else in the area. His goal was to develop a sophisticated and complex sparkling wine specific to the Santa Lucia Highlands.

When Gary met Michel Salgues and Joe Rawitzer, the plan was set into motion. Salgues, who was born and raised in France, and Rawitzer a Monterey County native of Swiss Italian decent, view wine very similarly to Gary. Their belief: to enhance the consumer's experiance through the best grapes and most stringent procedures.

?Today the Caraccioli’s continue to produce Brut and Brut Rose sparkling wine varietals as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The fourth generation of the Caraccioli family has joined the founders in their venture. In fact Gary’s son, Scott, is head of marketing and oversees day-to-day operations. In between running a thriving winery, guests can likely see the Caraccioli family members pop in and out of the tasting room or along the streets of the city. Scott is often found heading to a meeting in Carmel or Monterey where he sits in executive positions on boards for several organizations including the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association, the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and the Carmel Wine Walk.

Caraccioli wines have been described as “Old World” with deep roots, which is no surprise coming from this old world family

Santa Lucia Highlands

View all wine

Perhaps the most highly regarded appellation within Monterey County, Santa Lucia Highlands AVA benefits from a combination of warm morning sunshine and brisk afternoon breezes, allowing grapes to ripen slowly and fully. The result is concentrated, flavorful wines that retain their natural acidity. Wineries here do not shy away from innovation, and place a high priority on sustainable viticultural practices.

The climatic conditions here are perfectly suited to the production of ripe, rich Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These Burgundian varieties dominate an overwhelming percentage of plantings, though growers have also found success with Syrah, Riesling and Pinot Gris.

Champagne & Sparkling

View all wine

Equal parts festive and food-friendly, sparkling wine is beloved for its lively bubbles and appealing aesthetics. Though it is often thought of as something to be reserved for celebrations, sparkling wine can be enjoyed on any occasion—and might just make the regular ones feel a bit more special. Sparkling wine is made throughout the world, but can only be called “Champagne” if it comes from the Champagne region of France. Other regions have their own specialties, like Prosecco in Italy and Cava in Spain. Sweet or dry, white or rosé (or even red!), lightly fizzy or fully sparkling, there is a style of bubbly wine to suit every palate.

The bubbles in sparkling wine are formed when the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation, trapping carbon dioxide inside the bottle or fermentation vessel. Champagne, Cava and many other sparkling wines (particularly in the New World) are made using the “traditional method,” in which the second fermentation takes place inside the bottle. With this method, dead yeast cells remain in contact with the wine during bottle aging, giving it a creamy mouthful and toasty flavors. For Prosecco, the carbonation process occurs in a stainless steel tank to preserve the fresh fruity and floral aromas preferred for this style of wine.

DSLD710210060_2010 Item# 167736