Napa Valley – California's most renowned wine region, commanding the highest prices for wine in the state. And the source for tonight's review of Charity Case Wines, both somewhat ironically a value at $12 a bottle.
About Charity Case
The Charity Case Foundation is a movement that was conceived by winemakers from Napa Valley. All juice and fruit donated by Napa Valley wineries and growers goes into small batch, hand made wines with all net proceeds going to non-profit organizations serving children and families in Napa County. There is no overhead, or charges, all money is for charity, for children.
Charity Case 2008 Rosé
I love the story behind this wine. Many winemakers and industry people (self included with 3 rosé this year) will make a small amount of rosé to enjoy. Sitting around one nig
ht drinking one of these 'science projects' the idea of blending juice from several sources and varietals might be a hit, and this rosé was born.
Color: Dark salmon pink, almost orange.
In the Mouth: Expressive in mouth. This rosé was fermented in neutral oak adds a nice texture, mouthfeel. This is a bit bigger rosé, which will pair with a broader array of foods. Alcohol is 14%, not crazy for California rosé, but be careful, this wine goes down easy! Lots of red fruit – strawberry, raspberry. Nice acidity means this wine lingers on the finish. And then you reach for more….
Recommendations: Recommended buy. California Rosé usually runs in the $16-$22 price range, so $12 for a quality quaffer is a good value.
Where to Buy: Online – click here
(They also make a Sauvignon Blanc for same price, will be reviewing soon.)
Cheers and thanks for reading!