Founded by restaurant owner William Tigertt and sommelier Josh Nadel, Gothic Wine sources their wines from vineyards and winemakers in the Willamette Valley and Sonoma County. Their current releases include two Oregonian Pinot Noirs and the second vintage of their Gothic rosé. The 2011 is the second vintage of the Gothic rosé. Made from fruit from the Hyland Vineyard in the Willamette Valley, it is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The bottle stands out on the wine shelf in part because about 80% of it is label-free, allowing the wine to shine through the clear bottle. Unfortunately, my photo, taken after we had already consumed most of the wine, does not do this wine justice. But hopefully you can imagine its lovely dusty pink color. Delicious fruit-basket nose and palate of green apple, watermelon, strawberry. The acidity has a racy intensity and the tannins keep a light, pleasant grip on the inside of the lips. Fairly full bodied, with a smooth lanolin texture. Long lasting finish with a lingering flavor of apple. Very good.
At Julio’s Liquors for $17.99.