2020 Las Jaras 'Waves Rosé' CANS 2pk
Region: Mendocino < California
Grapes: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic certified farming, dry farmed vines from the Gary Venturi Vineyard near Ukiah; 75% of the juice underwent carbonic maceration in tank, blended with 25% of the juice aged in oak; bottled unfined/unfiltered, with 10ppm SO2 added; 13.48% ABV.
Winemaker: Joel Burt
Actor/comedian Eric Wareheim (the tall dude from Master of None) is passionate about natural wine and drinks a lot of it with his buddy Aziz Ansari, his Master of None co-star and fellow natty wine aficionado. So he created Las Jaras ("haras") with his friend Joel Burt, Domaine Chandon winemaker by day, to make the kind of light, bright, low ABV wines he wants to drink daily. Wines that “elevate daily experiences”, as he puts it. Which this delicious portable rosé most definitely does.
Our ideal rosé for a can is light and zippy with big fruit, so we turned to zinfandel, petite sirah, and carignan — varieties that aren’t necessarily the obvious choice for a rosé, but that we never get tired of playing with and taking in unexpected directions. This combination of varieties gives us that freshness we crave, with aromas of pomegranate, red plum, white cherry, and hints of forest. The palate shows plum and white cherry in abundance, plus bright acidity and a light sparkle that makes this a fun wine to enjoy out of the can or in a glass.