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Wine:South Coast Winery 2005 Cabernet Rose  (Temecula Valley)

South Coast Winery

2005 Cabernet Rose
(Temecula Valley)

Aside from the vast open space and natural beauty, Owner/Vintner Jim Carter was drawn to Temecula Valley for its high quality wine producing potential. The Temecula wine region is relatively free of vineyard pests, including the deadly root louse, Phylloxera, though the region was one of the first to suffer the wrath of Pierces Disease. Decomposing granitic materials in the light, sandy loam soil provide excellent drainage and most of the vines in the region are planted on their own vinifera roots. Local vintners believe that the granitic soils and the unique microclimate including warm, sunny days and cool nights produce wines with remarkably fresh fruit and excellent varietal character.

Winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores work to produce close to 50,000 cases a year under three labels. The winery is also home to a world-class spa complete with grape seed treatments.

This lavender edged violet-pink wine has seductive notes of strawberry ice cream, oregano, lemon zest, and watermelon on the nose. It is medium bodied with appealing strawberry and currant fruit, tingly, slightly prickly acidity and very moderate alcohol, and a long, dry, and refreshing strawberry/lemon finish.

Reviewed January 16, 2007 by Catherine Fallis.

The Wine

Winery: South Coast Winery
Vintage: 2005
Wine: Cabernet Rose
Appellation: Temecula Valley
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: 750ml $14.00

Review Date: 1/16/2007

The Reviewer

Catherine Fallis

Founder and President of Planet Grape LLC, a company committed to bringing the joy of wine, food, and good living into the lives of everyday people, Catherine is creator of the “grape goddess guides to good living,” a series of books, television presentations, seminars, and e-learning programs. The fifth woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, grape goddess Catherine Fallis is still very much down-to-earth.