Home Wine Regions Californian Wine Joon – Rose of Syrah

I keep waiting for the world to suddenly realize how awesome rosé can be, but it just hasn’t happened yet.  I know… it’s often not as interesting as a complex white wine or as rich as a deep red wine.  But rosé has its place and too many wine connoisseurs overlook it.

It’s not like I have anything to gain financially from an increased prominence of rosé.  However, there is a potential for the riches of indulgence when more winemakers start turning their attention to rosé — thus creating more and more stellar rosés.  Fortunately there are some folks who aren’t waiting for the gold rush on rosé. And they are blessing us with the tasty goodness of well-crafted rosé now.  Not because it’s popular.  Just because it’s good.

Joon is one such syrah.  It’s created by Tin Barn Vineyards and it’s the first rosé they’ve created.  And based on how successful they were with the first, I can’t wait to taste the second.

Joon Rose of Syrah

The nose is a little soft, but quite nice with floral aromas alongside cirtrus and salty minerals.  The palate is bright and delicious, offering tangy lime, strawberry flavors (but not strawberry sweetness) and peach showing up on the mid-palate.  The acidity is outstanding, giving a nice vibrancy to this wine.  The finish is plenty long, with cranberry and lime flavors, plus a touch of salt.  This is a delicious wine!

Add this one to your Thanksgiving shopping list.

Wine: Joon – Rose of Syrah
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2011
Alcohol: 14.1%
Rating: 88
Price: $22.00

Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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