February 17, 2020

2018 Three Sticks Castenada Sonoma Coast Rosé

14.1% alc., pH 3.23, TA 0.68, 180 cases, $45. Stubby port-like bottle. Released April 16, 2019. A blend of primarily Syrah and Grenache with contributions from Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. This wine honors Don Juan Casteñada, the first one housed in the Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe built in 1842 and now the winery’s tasting room. Vinified in stainless steel. · Dark pink color in the glass. Very appealing aromas of cherry, strawberry, blood orange and botanical elements. The flavors echo the aromas with an addition of persimmon and spice. A botanical green thread adds nuance to flavor profile of the wine. A bold, expressive rosé that is fresh and bright. Score: 92. Reviewed April 16, 2019

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Wines