We used to call this wine Vin Gris, but so many people called it rosé that we renamed it. It's 100% Grenache and with its delicate pale salmon color, this is just a killer rosé! It's finished completely dry, so it goes with almost any kind of food—we love it out on the back deck, barbequeing hamburgers and drinking it chilled to perfection. Only 200 cases made, so it will sell out long before summertime is over—stock up now for the next six months.
Our 2012 Dry Riesling continues our string of lovely dry, minerally, luscious wines from this great vineyard in Mendocino county. These 30 year old riesling vines, grown in the white, chalky soil of the McFadden Farm in Potter Valley, are tucked up against the cool hillsides of the east side of the valley—a perfect environment for this kind of grape.
The 2012 vintage produced one of the best Dashe Cellars Grenache wines ever: luscious and velvety, bursting with red fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and providing a complex and spicy range of flavors on the midpalate and finish.
It has been three years since we last made a luscious, unctuous, intense Late Harvest Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, and this year’s wine is a great example of how good a Late Harvest Zinfandel can be.
This may be one of our favorite Vin Gris (that is, rosés) that we’ve ever made— we love the pale salmon color, the intensity of the fruit, and the absolute refreshing juiciness of the wine. It’s an ideal spring or summer wine; think of popping a cork out on the back deck, with a bucket of ice to keep it cool and a hot BBQ with your favorite grilled delicacies.