“Intentional Rosé” made from Syrah and Grenache. Sierra Foothills and Oakville, Napa Valley fruit. Yellow plum and watermelon rind nose suggest a very dry, tingly style of Rosé wine. Take a big sip and that’s exactly what you get: very dry and bursting with acidity. With the tang are definitive flavors of cracked black peppercorns, pink roses, tangy raspberries, cotton candy and those yellow plums and melon rind. Azur absolutely nails the style they are going for, which is a very dry Provence style. The bulls-eye along with the fantastic packaging warrants the “luxury market” Rosé price.
Azur Winery is owned by Élan Fayard. In addition to managing all aspects of Azur, she is a sales and marketing consultant for an impressive list of wineries from Napa and beyond. The wines are made by Julien Fayard and showcase his ability to match new-world flavor and grace.