Maddalena Rose 2019
The 2019 Maddalena Rosé is a bright, luscious wine with ripe red plum and raspberry flavors. The nose reveals aromas of yellow peach and fresh berries. This wine is well-balanced with body, crisp acidity, and a lengthy finish.
Blend: 52% Graciano 18% Syrah 15% Primitivo 10% Grenache 5% Tempranillo
Enjoy alone or with a myriad of appetizers and light dishes, such as Chinese chicken salad, pasta with a light tomato cream sauce, and grilled salmon.
Through hard work and intelligence, Maddalena Riboli excelled in the male-dominated wine industry to open California’s first tasting rooms in 1947. Her family credits her with the fire that has led to the continued success of Riboli Family Wine Estates through the generations. The Maddalena wine portfolio is made up of seven varietals whose bold, yet humble flavors reflect the fiery passion and personality of their namesake. She is a visionary and dreamer, a tastemaker and hostess. Maddalena raises her glass to the free spirits of the world determined to achieve their dreams! From the moment Maddalena Riboli emigrated to the United States as a little girl from Italy in 1929, her strong work ethic and eagerness to succeed was apparent as she and her family farmed the fields in the San Fernando Valley. This is where she met her future husband, Stefano Riboli, while she was driving a tractor on the family farm. Once married, she immediately began working at San Antonio Winery, which was the Riboli family business. It was her vision to expand the family’s winery with vineyard holdings in Monterey County and Paso Robles. Maddalena is now in her mid 90’s and continues to be actively involved in the winery where she began her wine career as a young woman. Shaped by the values of Maddalena Riboli, the matriarch and girl boss who built a wine empire out of one small LA winery, this modernized “young Maddalena” is a strong female who has a love for life and is on a mission to turn her reams and business goals into a tangible reality. She is fresh and approachable, but is filled with fierce determination and is uncompromising about the quality of things. This is reflected in the artisan wines in this collection.
Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.
Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.
This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.