How many wines get made as a result of a long night of drinking and a brazen challenge? A few years ago while enjoying a few bottles of wine, our dear friend and wine club member, Emma Jacobs, issued a challenge. Emma, a breast cancer survivor, has dedicated her life to raising money to find a cure for breast cancer. She challenged us to make a better Rosé than the one she was selling for her charity, and to donate all the proceeds to research. Through her foundation, Taking Initiative To Survive (T.I.T.S.), Emma raises thousands of dollars each year for research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and for the lifesaving work of The Rose. Since 1986, The Rose has served nearly 500,000 patients and is now the leading nonprofit breast health care organization in southeast Texas. From mammograms to biopsies to treatment, The Rose excels in advanced digital imaging, mobile mammography, and patient navigation.
Never to be outdone, we picked up the gauntlet and ran with it. We turned to our friend Sean Capiaux, famed for producing award winning single-vineyard bottlings of Pinot Noir, to make this Rosé with us. We released our first vintage of our Nice Rosé of Pinot Noir in 2012. Seven years later, we are proud to release another new vintage of this spectacular Rosé.
Our Nice Rosé perfectly blends the fruit forward style of California with the dry minerality of an ideal French, Provence rosé. It makes a great pairing with pork, poultry and seafood. It should be served chilled, like white wine, and is lovely to sip all by itself on these hot summer days.
All of the proceeds will benefit Emma's Foundation for breast cancer research.
Tasting Notes: Strawberry. Raspberry. Rainfall. Hibiscus Flower. Clean Finish.