Charles & Charles Rose 2019
The color is pale salmon with flashes of a coppery pink. The aromatics lead with notes of wild raspberry and cherry, giving in to bright citrus, Herbs de Provence and lavender. There’s a strong note of rose petal as well. All this carries through on a broad, almost creamy mid-palate and finally a tangy bright finish.
Blend: 71% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Counoise
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Syrah (71%) takes the lead on this wine, with the rest Grenache, Mourvèdre and bits of Cabernet Sauvignon and Counoise. Substantially lighter in color than recent vintages, the aromas are reductive out of the gate. They open to reveal pleasing notes of watermelon, strawberry and herb. The palate is light, brisk and focused, with plenty of acidity to keep the interest high. It only gets better with time open.
A collaboration founded in 2008 between Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2014 Winemaker of the year, Charles Smith (K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines) and Charles Bieler (Three Thieves, Bieler Père et Fils & Gotham Project). We make just five wines together. The Rosé, a Cabernet Sauvignon blend, a Merlot blend, a Chardonnay and a single vineyard Riesling.