Stewart Cellars, Sonoma Mountain (Sonoma County, California) Rosé 2016

($28): As regular WineReviewOnline readers know, I’d usually prefer a chilled light red wine to the vast majorities of innocuous rosé on the market.  Here’s an exception — perhaps because it tastes like a light red because of a touch of tannin in finish. A masterful blend of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, this rosé is both fresh and substantial.  Try it with grilled salmon this summer. That Stewart Cellars can produce a “hat trick” of 90-point wines means it’s a producer worth watching.
90 Michael Apstein May 23, 2017