2011 Stemmler Pinot Noir Rosé

This week I tried a 2011 Stemmler pinot noir rosé from Napa that ran me about $13 from invino.com

No poofy descriptions on the label, just the minimum as required by law.  It does identify this as a 'vin gris', which is another name for rosé made from pinot that you don't see on every bottle.

This was ok, better to my taste than most rosés, though not as outstanding as last week's Spy Valley.  I got a slight chalkiness from it, like you'd find in a Spanish cava.  The description at invino says 'minerality', so that must be what I picked up.

A nice wine, worth trying, but try the Spy Valley first.