2009 ROSÉ, SONOMA COUNTY
As always, the Ma Fille is dedicated to my daughter Stella. Composed of the saignée of Syrah (eighty-percent) and a touch of Grenache (twenty-percent), the 2009 Ma Fille embodies all that is desirable in rosé. It is a wine centered on its acidity and focused on balance. I make this wine to be a delight to drink and the 2009 easily accomplish my goal. In my view, rosés need be pretty, delicate, and elegant. The Ma Fille is all these things and more.
The Ma Fille exhibits gorgeous neon pink and ruby accented color. The first impression is an extremely vibrant and effusive nose of watermelon, passion fruit, papaya, citrus, and pomegranate. The acidity is focused and zippy. The Ma Fille packs impressive depth for a rosé – especially one with sub-fourteen percent alcohol. This is a wine of well-defined edges, refreshing flavors, and a juicy finish.