The pale color of this Provence rosé belies rich aromatics of red cherry and juicy strawberry fruit with a nerve of mineral complexity. Its silky texture glides along the palate into a deliciously rich finish.
A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah and Tibouren, the Whispering Angel rosé is a prescription for contemplation or outright dreaming: pour yourself a glass, sit in a quiet spot, and imagine yourself sitting by the Mediterranean sea, breezes balancing the touch of warm sun on your skin; or consider something you've always wanted to do and imagine yourself taking the first steps to achieve it.
It may be a whisper, but it can turn into reality.
Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen to be featured, but all wines will be evaluated and considered.