Napa Valley Rose´
Goldeneye Vin Gris
of Pinot Noir
2019 Paraduxx Napa Valley Rose´: This blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Grenache gives this rose´ an outgoing temperament. The dark crimson hue opens to a dark fruit tart filled with mixed berries. It is concentrated and complex at the same time. The mid-palate is round, richly textured and reminiscent of a Volnay from the Cote du Beaune in Burgundy.
2019 Goldenete Vin Gris of Pinot Noir: This pair of wines from Duckhorn Vineyards are a fascinating duo of contrasting personalities. The Goldeneye Vine Gris of Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from the cool northern regions of Anderson Valley, California. It is a Cote de Provence look-a-like. With the Vin Gris method, the grapes are left in short contact with the skins imparting a faint color and a refined flavor profile. A very pale salmon color highlights aromas of stone fruits. Within are layers of pomegranate, cranberry and kirsch. It is savory and touched with fresh minerality along with a soft whisper of acidity.