Leads with citrus aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, orange marmalade and lime, but builds with cantaloupe and pear. Flavors of nectarine and candied lemon grace the pleasingly broad palate. The wine finishes with the lightness of cream soda and orange oil. The hallmark of every great Patton Valley rosé is the acidity, and this wine does not disappoint.
Patton Valley Rose Estate
Patton Valley Vineyard got its start in Chicago, in the early 1980′s. Graduate students Dave Chen and Monte Pitt divided their time between their studies at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management and the windy city’s great wine shops, all the while dreaming of starting a winery together. After graduation they parted ways, heading to separate coasts, but their passion for wine continued to grow.