Gamble’s rosé is about half Cabernet Sauvignon, grown in Oakville, with the balance predominantly Cabernet Franc with some Petit Verdot and Merlot. The wine spends five months in stainless steel before bottling.
It’s a peachy rose color with aromas I can only describe as burnished: yellow peaches, autumn leaves, dried strawberry. It’s a little woodsy. The palate is broad, suggesting tawny baked stone fruits, a hint of melon and strawberry. It’s not a zesty wine, it’s more rounded and peachy. It was terrific with Gruyère.
2019 Gamble Family Vineyards Rosé Napa Valley
13.4% abv | $28 (sample)