Jolie-Laide Wines

Rossi Ranch Grenache Syrah

9.272 ratings
9.137 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Grenache, Syrah
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Kevin O'Connor

The nose of this wine needs to be bottled up and sold as an air freshener! Taste damn good too!

The nose of this wine needs to be bottled up and sold as an air freshener! Taste damn good too!

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2014
Nik Weinberg-Lynn

Notes of bramble blackberries. Zippy acidity - well balanced. Quaffable.

Notes of bramble blackberries. Zippy acidity - well balanced. Quaffable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2014
Chris Leon

Incredibly aromatic - Violets, lavender, taught blue fruit. Nice energy.

Incredibly aromatic - Violets, lavender, taught blue fruit. Nice energy.

Feb 23rd, 2017
Robbie Ward

Aromatic, light on its feet. Got this sweet and sour vibe going on. Like but just a bit jagged at the moment.

Aromatic, light on its feet. Got this sweet and sour vibe going on. Like but just a bit jagged at the moment.

Dec 11th, 2015
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.3

Boom!

Boom!

Sep 21st, 2015
Max Tierno

More Jolie laide with Jolie. Blueberry pie. Raspberry. Earl grey tea. Light tannins. Fruit so ripe, only 13.2% abv but not life changing wine.

More Jolie laide with Jolie. Blueberry pie. Raspberry. Earl grey tea. Light tannins. Fruit so ripe, only 13.2% abv but not life changing wine.

Sep 6th, 2015
Jesse Smith

2012

2012

Mar 28th, 2015
Paul Stroud

Sommelier/Wine Director

9.5

Look at this gem. Just one left at Frasca!

Look at this gem. Just one left at Frasca!

Mar 24th, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.1

I love this wine.

I love this wine.

Feb 21st, 2015
Conor Harrigan

Nose was very much a closed one; had some semblance of fruit, along with a soap-like, seemingly mercaptan note. Such a thin midpalate that didn't offer much, some semblance of bright fruit, covered by a brutally tart note. Utterly inelegant. Thin, weak midpalate that led to intense, overly firm tannin. Seemed that the pH and TA were out of whack. Really incongruent pieces in this puzzle. I don't understand the hype in the wine community over this one. I tried this over the course of three days and time didn't do it any favors. Forty dollars? Come ON. Not everyone is fooled by catchphrases like "co-fermented." I have heard that the white ones are spectacular, so I am looking forward to trying those.

Nose was very much a closed one; had some semblance of fruit, along with a soap-like, seemingly mercaptan note. Such a thin midpalate that didn't offer much, some semblance of bright fruit, covered by a brutally tart note. Utterly inelegant. Thin, weak midpalate that led to intense, overly firm tannin. Seemed that the pH and TA were out of whack. Really incongruent pieces in this puzzle. I don't understand the hype in the wine community over this one. I tried this over the course of three days and time didn't do it any favors. Forty dollars? Come ON. Not everyone is fooled by catchphrases like "co-fermented." I have heard that the white ones are spectacular, so I am looking forward to trying those.

Feb 18th, 2015