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2016 Sidebar Rose "Russian River Valley"

Winery: Sidebar

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $21

Cases produced: 748

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: July 13, 2017

Wine Review: This dark coral colored wine from Sidebar opens with a faint wet stone bouquet with a hint of strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and brisk. The flavor profile is a saline and mineral influenced watermelon with hints of strawberry. The finish is dry and its flavors subtlety fade away. This Syrah based Rose would be a nice refreshing option on a hot day. Serve it with shrimp cocktail. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dry, crisp, and perfumed; pairs with a wide variety of foods and flavors. It is drawn from two older-vine Syrah vineyards in the heart of the Russian River Valley and is best enjoyed in its youth. Sunny weekend lunches are a perfect pairing.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Sidebar 2016 Rose.

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