Celebrate the last days of Summer with the Gold Medal Wine Club Rosé Special Collection – still available! This annual Rosé special feature is $129 + FREE Shipping, and includes 6 pack of Rosé wines perfect for an extended Summer!
This year we put together an awesome 6 pack of Rosé wines that you don’t want to miss out on. All six wines are made by small, award-winning wineries located in six different California wine regions.
These are heavenly, dry Rosés that are just what this Summer is calling for! Enjoy these highly-sought-after Rosés. Share with friends or send as a gift.
Here are the wines in this collection:
Clif Family Winery 2019 Rosé of Grenache Mendocino County
From the same family behind Clif Bar & Company comes Clif Family Winery, founded by Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford in the famed St. Helena region of Napa Valley. Gary and Kit began their love of food and wine with cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit hope to bring these memorable experiences to their Napa Valley home. Their 2019 Rosé of Grenache comes primarily from the Bartolomei Brothers Vineyard near McClure Creek in Mendocino County where fourth generation farmers nurture these vines. Pale pink in color, this Rosé offers fresh aromas of watermelon, green apple, juicy peach and jasmine. A refreshing mouthfeel accentuates the fruit on the palate with flavors of raspberry, ripe pear, and sour candy watermelon that lead into a long, tangy finish.
Property 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County
Private Property is a project of Caraccioli Cellars that showcases the viticultural traditions of the Monterey County farming community. A family-run winery founded by brothers Gary and Phil Caraccioli and their uncle Jim Caraccioli, Caraccioli Cellars aims to highlight the quality of their local Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes by producing distinctive, terroir-driven, fruit-centric wines. Winemaker Michel Salgues precisely executes the family vision with a limited portfolio of still and sparkling wines that are approachable yet complex. Today, the fourth generation of the Caraccioli family has joined the founders in their venture. The Private Property 2019 Rosé is bright and vibrant, made exclusively from Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands. To compliment the brightness and soften the expression, some Saignee juice was added back to achieve a very approachable Rosé. Soft, fruity and delicious, this Rosé over delivers with a textural balance that pleases on all aspects.
Element 79 ‘Abby’s Rosé’ 2019 Rosé Fair Play, El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills
Inspired by the family, friends and experiences that make people ‘rich,’ Element 79 Vineyards was born out of Les and Sharon Heinsen’s love of wine, winemaking and the winemaker lifestyle. Gold is the 79th element on the periodic table and was the inspiration for the winery name. More than just the symbol of ‘gold’ on the vine and in the bottle, the name was also inspired by their love of the El Dorado County region and a recognition of its importance in our nation’s history as the location that began the legendary California Gold Rush. Plus, 1979 was also the year that Les and Sharon were married and began their partnership that has made them ‘rich’ in life. The Element 79 Vineyards 2019 ‘Abby’s Rosé’ is a blend of 60% Syrah, 29% Zinfandel, and 11% Viognier, varietals that all thrive in the Fair Play growing region. Light salmon in color, this wine opens with captivating aromas of rose petals, white peach, ginger and slate. The palate of dragonfruit, guava and softly crushed raspberries is followed with a bright finish that will keep you coming back for more.
Balletto 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Founded in 2001 by John and Terri Balletto in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Balletto Vineyards crafts 100% estate grown wines from their sixteen vineyards in the Valley. Here, the ebb and flow of Pacific Ocean fog provides the cool climate in which Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive. The Balletto family was originally in the vegetable farming business and in 1994 had the largest vegetable farm in Northern California, growing more than 70 different vegetables on 700-plus acres. Despite the success, John and Terri could foresee challenges ahead and ultimately set their sights on the wine grape growing business, replanting their property to mostly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It has proven to be a very successful business change as Balletto is now an award-winning family winery. Balletto’s 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir is fun and lively with notes of fresh lime and guava set against a delicate texture to make this wine pretty and delicious. The balance is delightful with just enough acidity and weight to make you crave the next taste.
Trū Wīn Cō. 2019 ‘Bē Trū’ Rosé San Luis Obispo County
ounded in 2014 by Ronnie Hahn, Trū Wīn Cō. crafts limited amounts of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from notable cool climate vineyards in San Luis Obispo County, an intimate yet renowned wine-growing region on California’s Central Coast. Ronnie’s Trū Wīn Cō. wines showcase a European winemaking philosophy, and that paired with the unique characteristics of premium Central Coast grapes makes from some deliciously distinctive wines. The inspiration behind the name comes from Ronnie’s grandfather’s affinity for the thoroughbred racing industry and the names he gave his most prized horses. The 2019 ‘Bē Trū’ Rosé is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre, offering delicate aromas of rose petal, orange zest, and guava. The palate is crisp and refreshing with flavors of strawberry, Asian pear, and grapefruit with a long mineral-driven finish.
Section 2019 ‘La Luciana’ Rosé of Sangiovese Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County
Section Wines was started in 2014 by good friends Marco Lucchesi and Katie Thompson in Santa Barbara County. It is their goal to embrace not only the great diversity of soils and vineyards found throughout the region, but also to celebrate Marco’s Tuscan Italian heritage that ultimately led him to become a winemaker. Born in Pisa, Tuscany, Marco was immersed into the wine and food culture at a very young age and his parents even owned a small local restaurant there where his love affair with wine truly began. After partnering with Katie Thompson, Marco began his passion project of Section Wines where he takes an Old World approach to crafting a distinctive collection of Rhone, Bordeaux, and Tuscan-style blends. The Section 2019 ‘La Luciana’ Rosé of Sangiovese is crisp, delicate and bright – as true a Rosé comes. While hints of exotic floral notes come through on the nose, soft nuances of watermelon, yellow raspberry, persimmon and guava blend together on the palate. An excellent pairing to seafood salads, seared scallops and fried calamari.
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