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2015 “A Proper Pink
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
69% tannat, 31% cabernet franc
Appellation
California
Vineyard Designation
69% Mt. Oso, 31% Ceago
TA
4.7 g/L
pH
3.62
Aging
Optimal Drinkability: Drinkable upon release (Jan. 2016), 4 years ageability
Label Artist
Bascove
Alcohol %
13
Planet Grape
91

2015 “A Proper Pink"

The companion wine to “A Proper Claret" and “Gravitas"

"Tart and lively with notes of rhubarb, celery leaf, raspberry, sour cherry. and juicy gala apple." - Planet Grape

 
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SKU: APP15C

$16.00 per bottle / $172.80 per case
$13.60 per bottle / $153.60 per case (Members)

A brief history lesson for young pups: The modern term for a proper red wine. derives from the poxy French word, “clairet,” or light, “clear” wine (Vinum clarum, as the Schoolmen would have it), designating a certain style of darkish pink wine much favored in the Middle Ages, not so very dissimilar to the wine you are currently holding in your hands, as you behold the majestic figure of moi-même, taking his ease sur le pique-nique. Any further questions. Class dismissed! God save the Queen!

Yr. Defender of Antiquity, Propriety and Clairet-y,

Reginald ffrench-Postalthwaite 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
So, what’s Tannat like (about a flamboyant and slightly (Im)Proper Pink)? It’s a relatively dark brosé, having languidly experienced several hours in contact with its skins before pressing on skins. But it is really the Cabernet franc that carries the aromatic day. The nose shows the sensuality of a fully ripened lychee, pink peppercorn, with a suggestion of the scent of the hard candies one formerly found at at an American General Store. The palate is full-bodied and slightly fleshy. Flavors of cherry, watermelon, pink grapefruit, and black raspberry abound. The finish is savory, mentally taking us back to Asia and the faintest suggestion of crispy pork skin. Serve well chilled to preserve brightness and acidity.
Ratings
"The 2015 "A Proper Pink" begins with a very pleasant aroma of watermelon and strawberry along with a little spice, tomato plant, citrus zest and a hint of salt. Taking a sip shows that the wine is packed with rich and tart fruit flavors plus loads of spice wrapped up in a very pleasing, even slightly oily, mouthfeel. With plenty of good acidity as well this is a delicious rosé. The plentiful spice notes lead into the long, dry finish." - Jon Thorsen, Reverse Wine Snob, July 2016
Food Pairing Notes
Margherita pizza, grilled chicken or flank steak, salty cheeses - such as Manchego, Pecorino Romano, or aged Cheddar.
Production
3,722 cases
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