2012 Wharton | Rose | Napa Valley

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90 points- Master Sommelier, Catherine Fallis

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  • Tasting Notes: Made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Semillon, 6% Merlot and fermented at 55 degree in all stainless steel. The 2012 Rosé features strawberry, pomegranate and hints of rose petal. Dry and flavorful with a pleasant underlying minerality. Quite food-friendly, as well as a great stand-alone wine. Stock up on this delicious Rosé for all your summer get-togethers.
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    • Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
    • Appellation: Napa Valley, California
    • Varietal: Rose
    • Vintage: 2012
    • The 2012 vintage was “Classic” and “perfect” are just two accolades being bestowed upon the 2012 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days, cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley’s treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar.
    • Aged: Stainless Steel
  • Geoff Wharton -  The Wharton Wines story is a love story ~ the love of life, wine and each other. It started in 2000 when Geoff and Rhonda Wharton began making frequent trips to visit his grandmother in the Napa Valley from their home in Northern California. They fell in love with the natural beauty of the rolling vineyards and world class wines. Inspired by the wine country lifestyle, in 2003 Geoff left his job with a Fortune 100 company, and he and Rhonda moved to Napa. Rhonda has continued to work in Corporate America while Geoff has devoted his time to learning all aspects of the wine business, working for some of Napa's most prestigious wineries, focusing on wine education, marketing, operations, wine-making and wine chemistry. His passion continues to be hand-crafting premium wine from many varietals, and sharing his award-winning creations with other wine lovers. 
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    • 90 Points,Master Sommelier, Catherine Fallis, aka Grape Goddess: 

      From the textbook 2012, this delicious and very Mediterranean style Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon offers notes of strawberry, pomegranate, watermelon, guava, and freshly ground black peppercorns. It is medium-bodied and fairly dry, with rich juicy fruit to appeal to those who prefer an off-dry wine, and ideal for spicy dishes, to tame the fire. It is also savory and would pair nicely with Foie Gras Torchon with Pomegranate jus¸ or smoked duck.


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