I've been following the Birichino winery for a while now and thought it was time to bring in some of their wines. These folks are using old vines from off-the-beaten-path areas to make some really compelling and delicious stuff. The grapes come from places like Big Sur and the Sierra Nevada mountains- both known for their rugged beauty but not necessarily for grape growing. The winemaking style here favors refreshment and transparency over dark, highly concentrated wines.
Like the other Birichino wines, the rosé is made from California grapes, so you can expect a little more fruit here. Watermelon and citrus notes chime in, with refreshing acidity to keep it honest. Strictly speaking this doesn't come across like a rosé from Provence, but the deliciousness factor here is very strong.
Look for the red wines from Birichino to appear in the Shop as the weather cools a bit. 62% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre, 11% Cinsault, 9% Carignane, 6% Vermentino. Serve cold.