2016 Theopolis Vineyards Estate Grown Rosé of Petite Sirah

2016 Theopolis Vineyards Estate Grown Rosé of Petite Sirah


This 2016 vintage of our Estate Grown Dry Rosé of Petite Sirah has fabulous aromas of rose petals, cranberries and fresh cherries.  Stunning fruit flavors burst on the palate, balanced by nice acidity, and lingering to a clean, mouthwatering and long finish for a Rosé. 


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90 Points - Grapelive

"More serious than refreshing this Rose of Petite Sirah is bursting with flavors and why brisk and dry it is filled with fruit and has a rich palate, it's a decedent pink that is perfect for fall cuisine and warm afternoons. Theodora Lee's Theopolis Vineyards makes and grows some of the state's most exciting Petite Sirah, her vines have graced the bottle of Carlisle in the past and now are killing it in Paul Gordon's Halcon Vineyards single vineyard bottling, grown on the steep hills high above the Anderson Valley in the Yorkville Highlands, it makes for a great site for this unique grape, and Lee's Rose is bright and detailed with loads of character. Intense gemstone ruby/garnet in the glass, you know this is not a shy style Rose, it delivers distilled raspberry, wild strawberry, dried rose petals, watermelon, tangy cherry and cranberry as well as mixed snappy herbs and spices lingering on with a dense fruity mouth feel. While not delicate or light, this wine will gain a whole new wave of pink fans that want a bit more substance without cloying sweetness and is brilliant with more robust dinners themes and food, it was direct pressed and comes in t 13.2% alcohol, so it's not flabby, and it aged in well seasoned French barriques for a short period, only 95 cases were made. It's firm acidity adds to the lift and vibrancy, helping to cut the fruity and forward nature here, it reminds me of Tavel Rose from the Rhone Valley and many Italian Rosatos that have a bigger profile, it was a pleasure to sip this one poolside after a long and vigorous hike, and it grew on me with every sip, and reminded me that is a winery to keep an eye on. Lee's wines are qualify efforts, especially her Petite Sirah." 

- Kerry Winslow

"This vibrant rosé has earthy undertones that nicely anchor lively raspberry fruit, and a hint of white pepper that gives a little kick. It’s rare to find a good year-round rosé, one that will be as welcome in my glass in the cold of December as in the heat of summer. This one does the trick.“ 

- Amy Bess Cook, Founder, Women Owned Wineries