2018 Tablas Creek Rose Dianthus

Year: 2018
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 92
Rose Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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51% Mourvedre 39% Grenache 10% Counoise

Winery Notes:
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Dianthus 2018 is a blend of three estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. The blend incorporates the rosé traditions of the southern Rhône, taking its Mourvèdre foundation from the solid, dry rosés of Bandol and incorporating the structure of skin contact from the rich, juicy Grenache-based Tavel. Dianthus -- in pre-2012 vintages called simply Rosé -- refers to a genus of flowering plants known for their deep pink blossoms and known colloquially to gardeners as "pinks".

An electric pink. The nose shows powerful watermelon and cherry fruit, mint, and baking spices. The mouth is vivid, with strawberry juiciness followed by vibrant acids and a tangy plum skin impression bringing both refreshing acidity and a touch of tannin to the long finish. A rosé to convert people who think that pink wines can't be serious. Drink before the end of 2020.