2015 Troika Wines Rosé
Deep magenta pink, almost a ruby red in appearance. Lush nose with notes of pomegranate, strawberries, under-ripe cherries and granite. Medium acidity (6/10) and medium plus body. A touch of sweetness on the palate with some iron, cherries, and watermelon. Medium plus to long finish.
Last winery on day two in Sonoma was Troika Wines with Jeff, Noel and Ari. Next up was their insanely dark Rose from the Split Rock Ranch in Mendocino County made up of 100% Grenache and fermented in neutral French oak barrels.
2017 till 2021.
Price Point:$$ - Tasted at the winery with Noel, Jeff and Ari. Release price is $30.00.
Darkest Rosé we have seen by far, deep magenta. Bright nose with sweet strawberries, overripe watermelon and bright red candy like Swedish fish. A touch of heat on the nose too that dissipated a bit with time. Fresh palate with layers of all kinds of red berries. Stronger tangy strawberries show too. Moderate acidity (6/10) that hits the midpalate and medium plus bodied. A little more weight than other California Rosés we have tried. Medium plus finish with some savory undertones. Great work Troika Wines!
Made of 100% Grenache that was aged in neutral barrels. Only 46 cases produced.
2017 till 2020.
Price Point:$$ - Sample provided by the estate. Release price is $29.99.