White Rose Pinot Noir The Convivial Feast
Regular price $45.00
Vinous 93 Points
I know this is well over thirty bucks. But the rest of the White Rose lineup starts at about $85 per bottle, so this is a relative bargain. It's also a chance to try the spectacular whole-cluster winemaking of Jesus Guillen, who raised this brand from obscurity to stardom. The high-toned red notes, impressive thrust and intensity and the remarkably long finish make this wine very, very compelling.
From Vinous: "Vivid red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of fresh red berries, patchouli, candied rose and Asian spices. Silky, spicy and lithe on the palate, offering vibrant strawberry liqueur, blood orange, spicecake and floral pastille flavors and hint of smoky minerality. In an exotic, racy style, showing plenty of flavor intensity and zero excess fat. Closes very long and spicy, with a whisper of fine-grained tannins adding subtle grip. -- Josh Raynolds"