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2017 Markus Wine Co. Zeal Rose
Sourced from the Borra family’s best “47.5°” Syrah grown near the cool Mokelumne River, and Carignane grown in one of Lodi’s oldest vineyards around Jessie’s Grove, Zeal is made in a dry, traditional saignée method, using juice bled off newly-crushed grapes.
A beautiful salmon-pink, this rosé squeezes loads of fruit into a perfectly-dry, mouthwatering refreshment. Strawberries, tangy grapefruit and watermelon come first to mind, before a long, creamy, minerality-driven finish with floral notes of rose petals. Saignée of Syrah lends lurking tannins and a bit of weightiness, while early-picked Carignane brings that tangy fresh balance. Toss some grilled chicken with grapefruit and pomegranate into a mixed-green salad, and pour Zeal in your glass. You won’t be disappointed. (03/24/2018)
Designed by Alicia Muiños, this label is a tribute to the hard-working vineyard crews of Paarl, South Africa and their zealous dedication to suc- ceed in the face of many challenges.
Borra Vineyards Gill Creek Ranch Planted in 2001: 75% Syrah
Spenker Ranch Planted in 1900: 25% Carignane