2016 Tablas Creek Rose Dianthus

Year: 2016
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 90
California Grapevine: 90
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.4%
Price :

49% Mourvedre 37% Grenache 14% Counoise

"A dynamic blush, with smoky watermelon aromas and lively raspberry and spice flavors. Drink now. 900 cases made.—T.F." (WS)

"1. 2016 Tablas Creek Vineyard, “Dianthus,” Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($30) – Pretty, medium-light pinkish salmon color; attractive, assertive, strawberry and watermelon aroma with a floral note; medium body; nicely balanced, cherry and red berry fruit flavors with firm acidity and some richness in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended. 14.4% alcohol; 900 cases; blend of 49% Mourvèdre, 37% Grenache, and 14% Counoise; released Spring 2017. (Group Score: 16.4 of 20 points, 6 of 9 firstplace votes/0 seconds/1 third; My Score: 17 [90 of 100 points], first place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
The 2016 Dianthus is an electric pink. The nose shows watermelon candy, mint, yellow raspberry and a strawberry tart richness that hints at the flaky crust as well as the berries. The mouth is floral: rose petals, lemongrass, raspberry and plum, with a little tannic bite to maintain order on the back palate. Great acids come out on the finish, with flavors of cranberry and spice. A rosé to convert people who think that pink wines can't be serious. Drink before the end of 2018.