Digital Marketer - Texan - Wannabe Wine-o
My in-laws frequent Cabo often and claim that they’ve found some impressive wines from Mexico/Baja region. They enjoy fine wine, so I trusted their opinion and went hunting. This winery is supposedly one of the top wineries in Mexico, and I was able to find the last 3 bottles (at the time) in the US as the winery was sold out. We had dinner with them at my wife and I’s favorite spot in Fort Worth and I surprised them with this wine.
Pours dark and inky. Aromatically, this was a circus bash of red, blue and black fruit. There was also some black peppercorn and cedar. The front and mid-palate were dense...oak wasn’t dominant, just an absolute rush of fresh squeezed fruit. Finish was spice driven. Blind, I would have likely called this a zin/petite sirah blend (but structure kept this from being an overblown, hot, flabby Napa style zin). Very unique and enjoyable. Bravo Mexico/Baja! — 3 days ago
@Delectable Wine : This is the Ron Yates Cinsault rosé, not the Sangiovese.
It’s getting bloody hot here in TX already, so it’s prime rosé weather. I’ve said it multiple times, TX is churning out very impressive rosés and whites (and some reds). @Ron Yates has crafted some high quality SauvBlancs and this is my first foray in to his rosés (he also has a Sangiovese and Grenache rosé).
This gives the Calais “Gaston” rosé (the best TX rosé I’ve had) a run for the money! Both being cinsault rosés. A nod to Provençal here with this wine. Kiwi, cantaloupe, and stone on the nose. Great texture and acidity. The mid-palate and finish goes to more of a bing-cherry and herbal note, with an orange-zest type of zing. You need to try this @Mark Flesher . — 4 days ago