Fall Creek Vineyards Grenache Rosé 2020, Texas
Happy National Rosé day!
Very light salmon in color, almost see-through.
Pretty strong fruity nose with yellow apples, peaches, citrus and spices.
Medium plus in body, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, spices and white pepper.
Tangy finish with limes.
This is a really nice Rosé from Texas. Easy drinking and nicely balanced, with a nice mouthfeel.
A great wine to have all by itself or by the pool. Not bitter, which I really liked.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
100% Grenache grapes are grown on clay and limestone soils.
13% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 9 days ago
Silky tannins, red fruit, baking spice / clove (new oak) — 12 days ago
Another excellent vintage from Lightsome. Extremely drinkable. — 5 days ago
A really great SB! Blend of 96% Sauv Blanc & 4% Sauv Gris adding an interesting dynamic to the wine & distinctive aromas (prior vintages added some Semillon) Pale lemon color, citrus, tropical & floral aromas. On the palate peach, melon, herb & earthy tones, well balanced with acidity, smooth yet robust on a long finish ending rich with wet stone character. Good value! A Fav!! Tried several times, very consistent!! — 15 days ago
This was our “back-up” bottle just in case the 1981 Clos du Val Zinfandel was DOA. In the end, the vitality of the ’81 rendered a back-up unnecessary however, we were resolved to open this nevertheless. The Old Hill Ranch is a historic vineyard endowed with a natural beauty that has few peers. Carefully farmed as a field blend with 30 other varieties, the vineyard is thought to be home to the oldest vines grafted to St. George rootstock (some of them are over 130 years old!!). The wine pours a bright ruby with no signs of sediment. On the nose, dark sour cherry, meat fat, brambles, and pie spice. On the palate, a mix of tart dark and red fruits, minerals, and a soft touch of baking spice. The finish is dry and long. Remarkable structure. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. This is a wine with tremendous vigor and it’s just getting started. While this is drinking very well already, I suspect these will have a very long life and should drink very well into the 2030’s and possibly, beyond. — 21 days ago