2018 Uphold Rose For the Women
Region: Sonoma + Mendocino County < California
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: organic farming; mixture of clay-limestone, galets roulés and sandy soils; 6 months aging in used barrels, then 4-month natural fermentation in bottle; minimal added SO2 at bottling only
Winemaker: Megan Glaab
LADY IN CHARGE: Megan Glaab, one-half of Ryme, a small Sonoma-based label she started with her husband Ryan – the name RYME, in fact, is a combo of their names – RY + ME). She got her enology degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia, where she was force fed all the tricks and tools for making standard-issue wine, has respectfully ignored all the conventional rules and instead forged her path towards low-intervention, mindful winemaking.
NEW VINTAGE ALERT: Wines for a cause tend to be a tough sell for us wine geeks, mostly because the cause tends to lead, with the wine coming second. But this one is from our friends, the super talented Megan Glaab and her husband Ryan of Ryme Cellars in Sonoma, who make a delicious rosé that we want to drink, first and foremost, and bonus – they donate 100% of all proceeds (not just profits) to organizations that support women’s rights! In 2017, believing that social progress cannot be left to its own devices, Megan and Ryan decided to become greater agents of positive change, using their crazy wine skills to raise money. And we can’t think of a better way to support an important cause than imbibing this juice, fresh rosé, with a coppery, herbal tang matched by bright pomegranate and zingy acidy. This vintage is totally crushable, with crunchy red fruit and notes of fresh mint. Drink up, for the women!