Sosie (so-zee) is a French word that translates to twin or spitting image. Sosie Wines was founded by Regina Bustamante and Scott MacFiggen. The name perfectly describes their vision of making Northern California wines in an Old World style. That California/French thing is reflected on the Sosie wine bottle labels as well. The bear represents California and the rooster represents France.
Rossi Ranch was planted by Carlos Rossi in the early 1900’s and is situated in the Sonoma Valley AVA.
Ruby red in color. 14.5% ABV. 51% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah. Super nose of red fruits, bacon fat and Asian spices. Medium body with strong acidity. Tart, rustic and well balanced. Strawberry, kirsch, earth and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish with prominent tannins. Serious GSM that could use some time in the cellar. Best over the next 5-7 years. $43 at the winery.
My rating: 92 points.
Review based on sample provided by the winery.
Before reading the history of the winery I had already noted the sample above had an old world feel to it. Impressive wine and I look forward to tasting some of their other offerings.