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Charles & Charles Rosé 2014


Super versatile [a great match with black rice and portobello quesadilla] and a refreshing sip on its own.

Brand: The Charles & Charles label was established in 2008 and is a collaboration between Wine Enthusiast Magazine ‘2014 Winemaker of The Year’ Charles Smith of Charles Smith Wines and K Vintners fame, and Charles Bieler, a member of the Three Thieves label and Bieler Pere et Fils. They set out to prove that pink wine doesn’t have to be sweet, and “Yes, you can drink Rosé and still be bad *ss”. The label [along with Three Thieves labels], was created by the legendary Nashville Hatch Show prints, which were the essence of old school American entertainment posters for more than 125 years. The abstract American Flag represents “the tremendous wine heritage and current practice right here in our great country”.

Winemaking: The “2014 Rosé is quite simply the most awesomely complex and complete Rosé we’ve made to date” due to the “diversity of grape varieties and, even more, to the mix of vineyards that are increasingly on the very fringe of where these grapes can ripen”. Grapes were sourced from vineyards located throughout the Columbia Valley.

Tasting Notes: Vibrant pink-coral in colour with aromas of minerals, citrus zest and faint traces of cherry. Strawberry cherry flavours were accented by herbaceous hints and a lively acidity, whilst ginger and white pepper highlighted the dry, mineral finish.

72% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Grenache, 3% Cinsault, 3% Counoise
Columbia Valley
Washington State
Produced and Bottled by Charles & Charles
12.2% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2016

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