Sosie, Sonoma Valley (Sonoma County, California) Rossi Ranch Red Blend 2019

($43):  This mid-weight blend of Grenache (51%), Mourvèdre (34%) and Syrah brings together strawberry-like fruitiness, some spice and earthy notes.  Its angular acidity, likely secondary to a touch of added tartaric acid (gleaned from ingredient labeling) prevents it from being jammy or coming across as sweet.  The tannins are mild and refined, which means it’s fine for current consumption and for slight chilling this summer.  It would work well with grilled salmon.
89 Michael Apstein Jul 20, 2021