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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tin Barn Vineyards Joon Rosé of Syrah 2011 - Summer In A Bottle

Tin Barn Vineyards Joon Rosé of Syrah 2011 - Summer In A Bottle
Dreaming of June in January

100% Syrah from Coryelle Fields Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California.

SRP of $22 and available at that price (Saturday Splurge). Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"June / joon / 1) brightest month of the year in the western hemisphere, named for the Roman goddess Juno - 2) "dear" or term of affection in the Persian language.

Legend has it that the source of the Syrah grape lies in the Persian city of Shiraz. While we can't confirm this well embroidered story, we can vouch for our own source of Syrah--from which we've created our very first Rosé.

Coryelle Fields sits at an elevation of 1000 feet amid the foggy ridges of the Sonoma Coast, just off of our namesake Tin Barn Road. The six acre vineyard is owned and managed by Carolyn Coryelle, a wine industry veteran who also holds a degree in viticulture. Winemaker Michael Lancaster has sourced Syrah from this cool climate location for over a decade. Its bright earthy fruit remains dear to our hearts. Enjoy.

14.1% Alcohol"
Here at The Reverse Wine Snob we're big fans of one of the most under-appreciated styles of wine, Rosé. And even though it's a cold and wintry January here, we can't help but dream of this summer staple every once in a while...
The night is cold
The trees are bare
But I can feel the scent of roses in the air
It's June in January
But only because I'm in love with you

Dean Martin - "June In January"
The 2011 Tin Barn Vineyards Joon Rosé of Syrah begins with a wonderful aroma of wild strawberry and wild flowers plus sea salt and other minerals. The wine tastes simply delicious with lots of lime, a little orange and more strawberry flavors. The best part is the wonderful salty texture prominent all the way through to the long finish. This is not a sweet rosé by any means -- with loads of mineral notes, good acidity and just the right amount of fruit this is an easy and delicious wine to pair with all kinds of foods.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.



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