Rating 91
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2022
Appellation
Mendocino County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 12.5%
Price $36.00  Buy This Wine
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Reviewed 2024-06-11

Perfect For

Chilled Red Cravings, Date Night, Dinner Parties

Drink If You Like

Gamay, Pinot Noir , Trousseau

Rootdown Cole Ranch Trousseau 2022 Review

Trousseau is typically found in France's Jura region, but this wine happens to be from the smallest AVA in North America: Cole Ranch. So how did this uncommon variety end up here? In 2019, Rootdown founder and winemaker Mike Lucia acquired the Cole Ranch vineyard and planted it to rare Alpine varieties like Trousseau. The tiny AVA's microclimate makes it uniquely suited for these cool-climate grapes, leading to elegant wines. This bottle has a delicate structure with bright notes of cranberries, blood orange, dried spices, and sage.

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Rootdown Cole Ranch Trousseau 2022
Trousseau is typically found in France's Jura region, but this wine happens to be from the smallest AVA in North America: Cole Ranch. So how did this uncommon variety end up here? In 2019, Rootdown founder and winemaker Mike Lucia acquired the Cole Ranch vineyard and planted it to rare Alpine varieties like Trousseau. The tiny AVA's microclimate makes it uniquely suited for these cool-climate grapes, leading to elegant wines. This bottle has a delicate structure with bright notes of cranberries, blood orange, dried spices, and sage.

Reviewed On: 06-11-2024
91
POINTS
Rootdown Cole Ranch Trousseau 2022
Trousseau is typically found in France's Jura region, but this wine happens to be from the smallest AVA in North America: Cole Ranch. So how did this uncommon variety end up here? In 2019, Rootdown founder and winemaker Mike Lucia acquired the Cole Ranch vineyard and planted it to rare Alpine varieties like Trousseau. The tiny AVA's microclimate makes it uniquely suited for these cool-climate grapes, leading to elegant wines. This bottle has a delicate structure with bright notes of cranberries, blood orange, dried spices, and sage.

Reviewed On: 06-11-2024