Full Review

Rock Wall

Rock Wall
2015 Sparkling Grenache Rosé , Yolo County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Rock Wall
2015 Sparkling Grenache Rosé , Yolo County

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Light salmon orange color. Rustic aromas and flavors of overripe strawberries, cherry jam, butternut squash, and molasses with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a breezy finish with shades of cherry bark, vanilla, and mossy earth with medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A rustic and fruity sparkler for lazy afternoons.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: overripe strawberries, cherry jam, butternut squash, and molasses
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of cherry bark, vanilla, and mossy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fontina, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic and fruity sparkler for lazy afternoons.

The Producer

Rock Wall Wine Co.

The Producer
2301 Monarch St, Bldg 24
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
1 510-522-5700

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.