Dry Rosé
Dry Rosé, 2018

$ 24.00

During the busy harvest season, we often think about how nice it is to relax and enjoy a bottle of dry Rosé. This one was made by directly pressing red grapes harvested at appropriate maturity for the product. We like to think of it as the blood of our grapes, the sweat of our brow, and tears of joy.

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Winemaker's Notes

As I regularly tell people, I make this because I love it and sell it because I make more than I can drink. It has been part of our production for 22 years and has been refined along the way. For nearly the past decade it has consisted of roughly 60-70% Syrah and 30-40% Grenache, depending on the vintage. Blending trials are equally rigorous as for any of our red wines. Inspired by the Southern French rosés I have enjoyed, I feel that I have dialed it into my very own personal representation of what our area has to offer.

Aromas of fresh Elephant Heart plum (developed by Luther Burbank in Sebastopol, no less) watermelon rind, candied-apple coating (minus the sugar), fresh Royal Ann cherry and strawberry give way to a nice mouthwatering experience. The aromatics are echoed in the mouth with the addition of boxwood and gooseberry. There is great continuity and length. With or without food, this bone-dry wine is crisp and thoroughly satisfying.

Pink rain: The marketplace seems flooded with pink wines lately. I’m happy people are drinking more rosé and unhappy with the volume of underwhelming stuff in circulation. This will correct itself in time and those of us that are serious about the wine will persevere. In the current environment though, we often hear comments about our “having jumped onto the rosé bandwagon now” too. My response is that we decided to jump on 22 years ago when the wagon was less crowded and have been refining our style the whole while.





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  1. Judi Scherrer

    California GrapevineJuly 2019
    Pale salmon color; attractive, fragrant, strawberry, cherry, and apple aroma with a light, spicy note; medium body; crisp, citrus, red berry, and apple flavors with a mineral note and some richness in the pleasing mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended. My Score: 89/100. Nick Ponomareff

  2. Judi Scherrer

    VinousApril 2020
    Scherrer’s 2018 Dry Rosé is bright, crisp and airy, in other words a very pretty, aperitif-style wine to drink now and over the next year or two. 90 Points. Antonio Galloni

  3. Judi Scherrer

    Purely Domestic Wine ReportMay 2020
    The nose is white cherry, raspberry and strawberry with dewy blossoms. The palate is clean green berry with a water-like core of mineral and golden berry and hard raspberry candy. Drink 2020 – 2023. 89 Points. Doug Wilder

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