Dave Phinney D66 'Fragile' Rose 2016
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"In the glass, the wine shimmers with a pale hue of translucent garnet. Soft aromatics of dried rose petals prevail and invite a tasting. With bright hints of strawberry and ripe stone fruits, the wine leads to an opulent mid-palate. Finishing with purpose, it is long and riddled with layers of texture and grace."~Winery Notes
Item ID: #24620
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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"In the glass, the wine shimmers with a pale hue of translucent garnet. Soft aromatics of dried rose petals prevail and invite a tasting. With bright hints of strawberry and ripe stone fruits, the wine leads to an opulent mid-palate. Finishing with purpose, it is long and riddled with layers of texture and grace."~Winery Notes

Dave Phinney D66

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Dave Phinney D66"The wines of Dave Phinney capture the imagination in a way unlike almost any we know of in today's competitive wine market. They are unapologetically full-flavored and intense, yet with a backbone of structure that beautifully holds it all in place. Department 66 is a passion project of Dave's born out of an inspiring visit to the village of Maury in the Rousillon, which falls within France's 66th department. Dave discovered, in his words, "perhaps the most amazing confluence of vineyards I've ever been exposed to." He spent days driving around with his jaw agape, stunned by the raw beauty of this truly unique place. The terrain is dominated by black schist with small deposits of Granite and Limestone in red rocky soils known as Angile. From it, Dave Phinney and his crew craft three wines: the dark and concentrated D66 made of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan; the aromatic, opulent and layered Fragile Rosé; and a new release known as Others, which is a rich, intense wine that introduces old vine Mourvedre to the blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. In recent years, Dave has built a winery in Maury and ammassed over 300 acres of vineyards, many of which are 60-100 years in vine age. Maury is not a second home to the Phinney family, but rather their "other home" as its place in their hearts and minds is second to none."

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Amanda

EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

Spring Rosé

"The look of this wine alone is enough to peak your interest. A deep scarlet hue, notes of blackberry and raspberry shine through and leave you with a long-lasting finish. This well-balanced, medium body Grenache can easily be drunk on its own, but can also be enjoyed with a variety of seafood dishes or an assortment of cheeses."

Dennis

Not that fragile

Jeffrey

What a great Rose'

"I am a fan of the Dave Phinney wines! He delivers once again with this Rose' It is abundantly ripe, and has beautiful fruit notes, while being bone dry. My only issue with the wine was the high alcohol. It was well integrated into the wine, but the finish was slightly hot. Still, it was very enjoyable, and I will be drinking more! It was great with food, and I think it would pair nicely with unctuous cheeses as well."

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