This “intentional Rose” made from 100% Syrah from “Las Madres” smells of raspberries, yellow plums, cracked peppercorns and pink rose petals. Textural and a little creamy in the mouth, it reminds me of the more substantial Provence Roses in this way. I taste red apple, apricots, blood orange and tarragon along with perky acidity and just a little creaminess that coats the roof of my mouth. I’d love to drink this with a summertime BLT, full of smoky thick-cut bacon, crispy lettuce and garden-ripe tomatoes.
From the winery: “The seventh edition of our direct-press Rosé carries a structured stonefruit on the nose, and varietally distinct high-tones. White flower and rosewater perfume waft from the glass. Full and complex through the mid-pallet, a weighty richness pulls across the balanced acidity and leaves flavors of apricot on a lengthy finish.”
Belharra, owned by Anne Fogerty (day job: Rivers Marie) and Camille Gaio (day job: Covert Estate), is a micro-winery based in Napa Valley yet making very little Napa wine. The skilly, passion and imagination in everything they can sort of be tasted in the wines. Visit their website and read about Anne, Camille and all the Belharra wines.
Read all my Belharra wine reviews HERE.