2015 Passaggio Wines Merlot Rosé #WineStudio


2015 Passaggio Wines Merlot Rosé

Grapes for this wine were sourced from an area near the Carneros AVA.  Carneros is where the San Francisco Bay meets Napa and Sonoma to produce the finest cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sparkling wines.   Add Merlot to the list!

The wine is a gorgeous pink color with appealing primary red fruit aromas of cherry, and raspberry with hints plum,  dried herbs, and green peppercorns.  In the mouth this wine is fresh with flavors that follow the aromas,  with juicy cherry, raspberry, and hints of plum with nuanced tannins that add to its structure.  The wine has a savory edge with a food friendly character that I found very appealing.

13.2% abv | 48 cases | $29 (sample)  Purchase here

I received this wine in conjunction with the Protocol #WineStudio Session 35: Sonoma’s Rosé Revolution.

What is #WineStudio?

PROTOCOL wine studio presents online twitter-based educational programs where participant engage their brains and palates! It’s part instruction and tasting, with discussions on producers, varieties, tourism, terroir, regional culture, food matching and what all this means to us as imbibers.


Each session last a month, and all selected participants are provided with wine for each of the weekly tastings.  Each week was focused around a producer and/or a theme, and  features a guest facilitator.

Session 35  includes four weeks of discussion about Rosé in Sonoma on the #winestudio platform and gives you the opportunity to network with wine lovers around the world. This is a free online educational course.  Complete the registration to gain access and join us for Sonoma’s Rosé Revolution.

The schedule for June follows:

Week 1: 7 June – @passaggio Cindy Cosco Passaggio Wines
2015 Rosé Merlot Sonoma

Week 2: 14 June – @ellipsiswines Devika Maskey Ellipsis Wine Company
2015 Rosé of Pinot Muenier Sonoma County

Week 3: 21 June – @Pedroncelli Julie Pedroncelli Pedroncelli Winery
2015 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

Week 4: 28 June – @aandcwines Daniel Hill Angels & Cowboys
2015 Rosé Sonoma County (Grenache Rouge, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Grenache Blanc)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received wines at no cost from Passaggio andProtocol Wine Studio. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are entirely my own


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