"I am beginning to think that Tablas Creek’s rosé is the finest made in California. While among the most expensive, it’s worth it, in my opinion. The 2003 Rosé’s character reflects its blend (64% Mourvèdre, 28% Grenache, and 8% Counoise). A gorgeous perfume of sweet plums, cherries, currants, and flowers is followed by a full-bodied, concentrated, light plum/pink-colored rosé revealing amazing body and power (it carries its 14.8% alcohol beautifully). Finishing with dry, firm, powerful flavors, this serious rosé possesses the power and flavor of a big, dry red, yet its vibrancy and perfume make it oh, so seductive. Enjoy it over the next 6-12 months. "