Arnot-Roberts

Touriga Nacional Rosé

9.1769 ratings
9.1271 pro ratings
California, USA
Touriga Nacional
Potato, Tomato-Based, Venison, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Pasta, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Burrata, roasted garlic, garden cherry tomatoes, olive oil, pesto and Tondo balsamic with chopped pistachios for texture.

The nose is showing; candied, lean, strawberries, cherries, blood oranges, tangerines, raspberries, shades of black cherries, sweet rhubarb, brilliant pink rose petals with some red mixed in, vanillin, watermelon Jolly Rancher, slight herbaceousness, beautiful, saline notes, delicate chalk and sandstone minerality.

The palate palate rushes in juicy, lush and then slides in chalky powder with a slightly waxiness character & near tannin presence. You definitely sense this is made from a hearty grape varietal, like Touriga Nacional. It has beautiful viscosity. rushing cool river acidity. Candied, lean, strawberries, cherries, blood oranges, tangerines, raspberries, shades of black cherries, sweet rhubarb, brilliant pink rose petals with some red mixed in, vanillin, watermelon Jolly Rancher, slight, fresh herbaceousness, saline notes, beautiful, delicate chalk, sandstone & gripping limestone/volcanic minerality. The finish is refreshing, nicely balanced and smartly polished.

I was curious about their Rosé and wanted to try it. However, it will benefit with another one to two years in bottle.

Burrata, roasted garlic, garden cherry tomatoes, olive oil, pesto and Tondo balsamic with chopped pistachios for texture.

The nose is showing; candied, lean, strawberries, cherries, blood oranges, tangerines, raspberries, shades of black cherries, sweet rhubarb, brilliant pink rose petals with some red mixed in, vanillin, watermelon Jolly Rancher, slight herbaceousness, beautiful, saline notes, delicate chalk and sandstone minerality.

The palate palate rushes in juicy, lush and then slides in chalky powder with a slightly waxiness character & near tannin presence. You definitely sense this is made from a hearty grape varietal, like Touriga Nacional. It has beautiful viscosity. rushing cool river acidity. Candied, lean, strawberries, cherries, blood oranges, tangerines, raspberries, shades of black cherries, sweet rhubarb, brilliant pink rose petals with some red mixed in, vanillin, watermelon Jolly Rancher, slight, fresh herbaceousness, saline notes, beautiful, delicate chalk, sandstone & gripping limestone/volcanic minerality. The finish is refreshing, nicely balanced and smartly polished.

I was curious about their Rosé and wanted to try it. However, it will benefit with another one to two years in bottle.

Sep 27th, 2020
Brian Szluk

Still my fave American rose.

Still my fave American rose.

Jul 4th, 2020
Joshua Fisher

Just got my 9 cases allocation for the restaurant

Just got my 9 cases allocation for the restaurant

Feb 16th, 2020
Al Shikoh

medium peach color; not very aromatic; crunchy, bright acidity, light bodied, 11.5% ABV, slight grip to finish; made in stainless steel, blend of Portuguese varieties with 80% Touriga Nacional and 20% Tinta Cão, sourced from Luschinger Vineyard in Clear Lake, Lake County, planted at over 1300 feet elevation, whole clusters are foot trodden, 24 hours of skin contact, native yeast fermentation, no malolactic fermentation; $59 on premise

medium peach color; not very aromatic; crunchy, bright acidity, light bodied, 11.5% ABV, slight grip to finish; made in stainless steel, blend of Portuguese varieties with 80% Touriga Nacional and 20% Tinta Cão, sourced from Luschinger Vineyard in Clear Lake, Lake County, planted at over 1300 feet elevation, whole clusters are foot trodden, 24 hours of skin contact, native yeast fermentation, no malolactic fermentation; $59 on premise

Nov 3rd, 2019
Meg Herring

Crisp and fruity, notes of watermelon, cantaloupe, and cherry are accented by orange zest, marine salinity, and saffron. I think it’s one of my favorite rosés ever.

Crisp and fruity, notes of watermelon, cantaloupe, and cherry are accented by orange zest, marine salinity, and saffron. I think it’s one of my favorite rosés ever.

Sep 16th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Love this rose year after year. Tangy berries complemented by some peppery vegetal notes. Any salad combining greens and fruits would be a perfect pairing

Love this rose year after year. Tangy berries complemented by some peppery vegetal notes. Any salad combining greens and fruits would be a perfect pairing

May 18th, 2019
Mark Morgan

Good year

Good year

Apr 27th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Bottled 12 days ago. Great vintage of this wine!

Bottled 12 days ago. Great vintage of this wine!

Jan 23rd, 2019
Carl Fischer

Rosé wine dinner at The Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA. Dry and crisp, with great red berry flavors, some minerality and underlying savoriness. Great acidity.

Rosé wine dinner at The Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA. Dry and crisp, with great red berry flavors, some minerality and underlying savoriness. Great acidity.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Brian Tuite

Offputting effervescence, underlying wine was ok, just not one of their better efforts.

Offputting effervescence, underlying wine was ok, just not one of their better efforts.

May 12th, 2018