2008 Lea Tierra Alta Syrah Rosé
The grapes for Jennifer “Lea” Tensley’s Rosé come from a single vineyard, Tierra Alta, and a single Syrah clone, Tablas 99. Yields in the vineyard were only about three tons per acre. In 2006 Robert Parker awarded Jennifer’s Rosé 90 points. She feels the 2008 Rosé may be her best vintage yet. Jennifer and her five-year-old son, Oliver, crushed the grapes for this wine by foot. Half of the fruit remained on the skins for only three hours before being pressed to neutral French oak barrels. The other half stayed on the skins overnight. The resulting wine is rich in color with a silky, rounded mouthfeel and a crisp, refreshing finish. Look for notes of rose petals, strawberries, and raspberries complemented by a hint of minerality. This wine pairs beautifully with spicy Mexican or Asian dishes. It should be enjoyed over the next two years.
Cellar Club Price: $17.00
Cases Produced: 185