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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Fish Pork Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$22

Lawer Estates
2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Fish Pork Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
Silvery pink color. Unusual aromas and flavors of candle wax, sorghum, dark roasted nuts with cocoa, and figs with a supple, soft, light-to-medium body and a peppery, somewhat odd, brisk finish with impressions of overripe melon rind, cashew fruit, and pepper. A brisk, angular rose for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: candle wax, sorghum, dark roasted nuts with cocoa, and figs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of overripe melon rind, cashew fruit, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chop Suey, Chili, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brisk, angular rose for the table.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
PO Box 1105
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-331-3728

Their Portfolio

92 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.1% (USA) $24.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $26.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2014 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $64.00.
82 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard Una Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.4% (USA) $28.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $32.00.
82 Lawer Estates 2016 Una Late Harvest Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $36.00.
80 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $34.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Rosé, Syrah, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $20.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $28.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2017 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).