100% Syrah Rosé from California. SRP of $18 and available for that price.
Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
For a winemaker, each new vintage is a stepping stone. One step in a never-ending voyage of exploration. At Cornerstone Cellars our Stepping Stone wines are crafted by winemaker Jeff Keene to be exceptional wines and exceptional values. Each vintage we scour the vineyards and cellars searching for exciting wines from unique varieties to become our Stepping Stones.
The 2010 Stepping Stone Corallina Napa Valley Rosé by Cornerstone Cellars begins with pleasant aromas of strawberry, melon, tomato, herbal and floral notes. The wine tastes of strawberry, watermelon, citrus, and tomato with some slight herbal and vegetable notes balancing the fruit. There is a little bit of pepper on the slightly tart finish. The Corallina has good acidity, pretty good flavor and tastes fresh -- a solid 8/10 on the Taste scale but the $18 price brings the overall rating down.
Watch for reviews of several other wines in the Stepping Stone line over the next few weeks!
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