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Wine: Dos Cabezas Pink
Vineyard: Dos Cabezas WineWorks
Region Willcox, AZ
Blend: 68% Grenache | 17% Syrah | 8% Mourvèdre | 5% Graciano | 2% Picpoul Blanc
Another tasting room that I had the pleasure of checking out while camping down at Parker Canyon Lake in Arizona was Dos Cabezas. Now, I am not a stranger to this vineyard, as it was truly one of the first Arizona wines I had ever tried. If you’re curious, Page Spring Cellars was my first venture into AZ wines. I had only previously tried the reds from Dos Cabezas, and was pleasantly surprised to see that they were tasting a limited edition Rosé called Pink in their tasting room. Only 300 cases of Pink were produced that first year and I was lucky enough to snag a few bottles.
Most people think Rosé tastes similar to a White Zinfandel because of the light pink color. of the wine This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Pink had a nice dry finish with a pleasant burst of strawberry notes on the nose, and the faintest taste of black cherries. It was so easy to drink, and was quite refreshing. We bought an extra bottle and 4-pack of cans to take back to enjoy by the campfire that night. When you want something light, refreshing, and perfect for that afternoon BBQ or camping adventure, look no further and pick up a bottle or can of Pink.
An interesting tidbit I read was that this bottle design was a collaboration between Doz Cabezas and Chris Bianco’s, of Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, artist father to design the new look. When you are down in Southern Arizona, take a moment and stop into their tasting room. It is gorgeous with barrels of wine and beautiful artwork on the walls. I wanted to stay all afternoon and it is time for another visit!
Pink is not destemmed when it is hand-picked, and like a lot of great wines, it is foot crushed. This Rosé is fermented in large tanks then spends a short stint in French Oak barrels.
Personally, I’m pretty stoked to see that Dos Cabezas carbinated their Pink Rosé and canned it. Sure makes it easier to pack it back up to Alaska. Yay!
Tasting Room Address
3248 Highway 82
Sonoita, AZ 85637
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