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
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:
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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