Clos Julien as always seems to be one step ahead. This time with one of the best domestic rose’s I’ve tasted in years. Drawn from prime (NDA protected) real estate in the heart of the San Luis Obispo Coast of the Arroyo Grande Valley – this single-vineyard Pinot is perfectly poised on a steep hillside benefiting from cool breezes, natural drainage, yet still raking in that precious sunshine.
It’s the perfect formula for a perfectly balanced, food friendly wine. Juicy and fresh on the palate, offering wild strawberry and citrus rind flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. A long, focused and bone-dry finish shows amazing energy– this one is a crowd-pleaser for sure. But at today’s price, to be honest, the wine has no business being this good.