Ernest Vineyards, Bruella Ranch, Cinsault Rosé
Ernest Vineyards, Bruella Ranch, Cinsault Rosé

Ernest Vineyards, Bruella Ranch, Cinsault Rosé

California, United States 2022 (750mL)
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Ernest Vineyards, Bruella Ranch, Cinsault Rosé

Ernest (named for co-founder Todd Gottula’s grandfather) was founded in 2012 with an initial focus on wines from sustainably/organically farmed vineyards along the West Sonoma Coast. Over time, the proprietors have expanded their focus to include other “brands” under the Ernest umbrella, including “Eugenia,” a label devoted to rosé wines and “other fun and experimental wine projects.”

This brisk rosé is crafted from the Cinsault grape—a famously heat- and drought-resistant variety—grown at the Bruella Ranch east of Lodi, in California’s Central Valley.  The variety has a long history Lodi and is well-adapted to the climate, displaying lots of natural acidity. Fermented in steel tanks after a short maceration. This wine displays an interesting dusty rose pink hue in the glass, with hints of orange. It leads with very rosy, spicy aromas layered over notes of cranberry, cherry, and pekoe tea. Dried herbs and a mineral note lend savor, and the acidity has real “cut.” It’s extremely refreshing and promises to be exceptionally versatile with food. Just 675 cases were produced in the 2022 vintage.

Ernest Vineyards, Bruella Ranch, Cinsault Rosé

United States


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