Velvety smooth. Great notes of plum and tea. Drink now 2020 — 3 months ago
National Rosé day, so might as well enjoy the blistering TX heat with a TX rosé from @Ron Yates !
@Delectable Wine : This is the Ron Yates Grenache rosé, not the Sangiovese.
Similar in color to the RY Cinsault rosé. Smells of rhubarb tart, red and orange fruit skins, and an herbal spice which I find typical of Grenache rosés. Nice acidity, more so than the Cinsault. Floral on the palate with bing cherry & cantaloupe. — 3 years ago
From Back Roads OR wine club — 10 months ago
@Delectable Wine This is a Wine Club exclusive called “Sisters”.
From such a structured Napa vintage and deriving from Mount Veeder I was expecting (and hoping for) more supporting tannins and backbone.
Too “smooth” for my liking it almost comes across as having some residual sugar?
Should find plenty of fans in the Big & Bold camp. — 2 years ago
My last of 3 rosés from Ron Yates winery (Cinsault, Grenache, Sangiovese). Another really nice TX rosé that I think is probably one of my favorites I’ve had from TX.
This and the Cinsault are tied in score for me, both being quite enjoyable. The Cinsault was a bit more “soft” and fleshy fruit skin driven. This Sangiovese is more full fruit on nose and palate. Lots of strawberry...strawberry cream, strawberry pie (I pick up even a note of crust/yeast) and peach skin. Really nice acidity (probably a tad less than the Grenache). Sweet nectar and agave. Stone fruit. Had the most “going on” than the others. Another nice one, @Ron Yates . — 3 years ago
Apple, lemon, honey, hay, slate and peach. Great acidity and minerality. — 2 years ago
Tastes as good as a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. — 3 years ago
First Zin I remember enjoying. Fruity and a slightly spicy finish. — 3 years ago
@Delectable Wine: This is Ron Yates’ Oso Estrella label Russian River Valley Pinot.
This is Dutton Ranch fruit from Russian River Valley. Ron Yates Winery in TX Hill Country makes this special wine and I was extremely impressed. Very nice @Ron Yates
I opened this alongside the ‘14 Spicewood Russian River Valley Pinot to see how these RRV fruit pinots made by Texans fared against each other. To me, this was the clear cut winner. ABV in this is about 1% higher than the Spicewood (14.1 vs 14.9) but it’s well hidden. Nose on this had more of a fruitcake note alongside bing cherries and cola. Really nice complexity and acidity from start to finish...cedar, rhubarb pie, dark chocolate covered cherries, and a spice box type finish. A lovely RRV Pinot. — 3 years ago