2012 LIOCO Indica Mendocino County Rosé

12.0% alc., $17.95, screwcap. Sourced from a mid-century planting of dry-farmed and head-pruned Carignan in Mendocino’s Redwood Valley. Soils are red clay punctuated with fist-sized rocks. Berries were broke and whole cluster pressed to stainless steel tank. Fermented cool and finished bone dry. Long, slow malolactic fermentation. Gentle filtration. · Light pink-orange color and clear in the glass. Lovely aromas of strawberry, orange peel, rose water and yellow peach. Very refreshing with crisp flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and Mexican lime. Light on its feet with cleansing acidity on the finish which shows a lingering aroma of watermelon rind and lime juice. A superb domestic rosé that, when chilled, is a perfect accompaniment to smoked salmon or shellfish. Score: 89. Reviewed December 18, 2013

Winery: LIOCO Wine Company
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