Truett Hurst – 2010 Zinfandel Rosé

July 18, 2011

The Facts:

The Truett Hurst 2010 Rosé was produced from Dry Creek Valley fruit. A mere 250 cases of this wine were made and it has a suggested retail price of $15. Truett Hurst in Dry Creek Valley is a partnership between Paul & Heath Dolan as well as Phil & Sylvia Hurst. They’re one of a growing contingent of Dry Creek Valley producers committed to Organic and Biodynamic farming. Their tasting room is located at 5610 Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. They’re open every day from 11 am to 5 pm.

Gabe’s Take:

Is there anything more enjoyable than a cold, crisp glass of well made Rosé on a hot summer day? We all have things that make us happy and for me drinking Rosé in warm weather is up there. For years Rosé had been given short shrift in the US due in no small part to the boat loads of vapid and uninspired blush wines on the market. Thankfully the tide has been shifting in recent years and many California producers are making lovely Dry Rosé these days. Truett Hurst is amongst them.

This wine starts with a pretty deep pink hue which is apparent the moment you pour it. Aromas of strawberries, red cherries and vanilla burst forth from the nose of this wine. The palate tastes like a bowl of sweet, fresh red fruits that have just been picked for your enjoyment. Flourishes of citrus emerge towards the back of the palate. Bits of rhubarb and wisps of vanilla bean make their presence known on the finish. This wine is crisp and clean with terrific acidity. The 2010 Truett Hurst Rosé is loaded with appealing fruit that brings sweetness to mind, however it’s a dry wine. What this offering represents is another of the handful of well made Rosé offerings that have been popping up in Dry Creek Valley these last few years. It’s  a delicious wine to drink all summer long.

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