My Kind of Rosé: Gamble Family's 2018 Vintage
Gamble Family Vineyards 2018 Rosé Napa Valley 13.5% $25
This is my kind of rosé. It has heft and body yet isn't overly fruit-driven or popping with candied tones. In fact, it's nose is surprisingly mineral. The palate moves into a dynamic, diverse flavor spectrum that includes field strawberry, blueberry flesh and flint. It's so pleasantly integrated that it can easily be appreciated as simply a delightful drink. However, the medium finish says there's so much more going on here. There's enough stuffing and harmony that this rosé could even evolve nicely in bottle several years! 780 cases were made of this 66% Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville lifted by 21% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot from around Napa Valley.