Origin: Carneros, CA
Retail Price: $13
Notes: Rosé has been a passion for winemaker
David Stevens, and this is Bouchaine's first experiment with that style.
At only 125 cases, we're amazed the winery could afford to keep the
price so reasonable. The wine is predictable but pleasing with a light
body, cherry aromas and flavors and a clean finish. (Date tasted 08/26/00)
Based in the Carneros region, which is highly regarded for its cool-climate
growing conditions, Bouchaine has a knack for Pinot Noir. In addition
to a legacy of Burgundian-style Pinots, the winery's new winemaker,
David Stevens has an understanding of Carneros fruit—Stevens formerly
made wines with Domaine Chandon—and added a rosé of Pinot Noir to
the mix. We look forward to sampling his future releases.
1075 Buchli Station Rd.
City: Napa, CA