2015 Yellow City Cellars 'dead Flowers' Rose
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, strawberry and musk
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar and dust
"fresh strawberry, wet gravel, sunshine daydreams, and cherry pez. bone dry & beautiful." - Winemaker's Tasting Notes
"Texas Rosé? Yes. It's not the 'yellow rose of Texas' but a very quaffable and undeniably delicious pink concoction made from Texas High Plains Grenache with a touch of Mourvédre and Cinsault. It is all direct press fruit (no saignée here)." - Distributor
"Coming off of two vintages of damaging late spring freezes, combined with record rainfall, the 2015 vintage brought some of the best fruit to date for Dead Flowers. We picked 11 tons of mostly Grenache this year, rounding off with a little cinsault and mourvedre.
Our goal from the first release was to make Provencal-inspired rosé using similar varietals from 100% Texas High Plains vineyards. A wine that shows the same balance, elegance and dryness as those from southern France. This is a wine of passion and shall remain a small production project with fruit picked soley for rosé. Don't be silly, of course you shoud drink this with texas BBQ!" - Winery
About the Winemaker
Texan through and through, Bo Salling was sure he was going to be the next Willie Nelson when he grew up, with life long aspirations of playing music since he could hold a guitar. It was in 1991 when he took a job at a winery in Lubbock, Texas while attending Texas Tech that he found his second calling in life. For the next 20 years (or so) Salling would double fist a guitar in one hand and Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the other, sharing time with a day job in the wine industry and moonlighting with a touring band across the lower 48. Eventually Salling would cross paths once again with his mentor and longtime friend, winemaker Kim McPherson. McPherson’s family name is synonymous with pioneering modern winemaking in Texas as we know it. Realizing the improved growing practices of grapes in the Texas High Plains, along with McPherson’s honest and traditional approach to winemaking, Salling wanted to contribute to the uprise of Texas wines, and in doing so, his first production was 100 cases of Provence-inspired dry rosé called Dead Flowers. Working with the warm climate grape varietals that resemble wines of southern France and Spain, Salling wanted to change the perception of Texas wines, all while using only 100% Texas High Plains grapes. Years later Dead Flowers has grown to be a house hold name throughout Texas as well appearing in some of the finest restaurants and wine programs in the country. Bo is also a part of Earth Vine Sky Cellars, a collaboration with Kim McPherson, next-gen winemaker Spencer Igo, and some of the areas best growers, to produce wines that showcase the regions accomplishments."