Jana Winery Sparkling and Rosé from Scott Harvey Wines
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@winesnob gets tickled with a fun playful wine to appreciate for a Lab Rat Report Not all wines have to be a serious, somber exercise in purist fundamentals.
@kaolis and bride offer up a bubbly tale of two palates Lab Rat Report while this wasn’t in my bubble wheelhouse at all, my bride quite enjoyed this, not rich/fullbodied but easy to drink
@ScottHarveyWine with a Note from the Vintner on branding I have always created a hot tub wine. Why not, it is fun.
2021 Jana Winery Tickle Me Pink Rosé
Jana Winery Brut Sparkling Wine, California
$360.00/Case for 6x 2021 Jana Winery Tickle Me Pink Rosé + 6x Jana Winery Brut Sparkling Wine, California at Scott Harvey Wines
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Jana Winery Sparkling and Rosé from Scott Harvey Wines
6 bottles for $99.99 $16.67/bottle + $1.33/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $179.99 $15/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
2021 Jana Winery Tickle Me Pink Rosé
NV Jana Winery Brut Sparkling Wine
Wow, do you smell that? That’s the smell of everyone’s credit cards starting to melt.
@kawichris650 Yes, I’m getting burning plastic on the nose!
@Boatman72 @kawichris650 with a hint of the mag stripe and some of that computer chip imbedded, clearly they used some high caliber products for those cards cause it’s a carnival of scents in the nose.
Nice pairing offer.
I have no use for off dry rose. If anybody wants to take mostly that and doesn’t like bubbles we’ll take them off your hands.
Scott, last time I got the bubbly it was all Riesling… Why the change? And what are the years in this cuvée?
@klezman I think the sparkling made from the Riesling is the Blanc de Blanc vs this offering - Brut. I dream of the Blanc de Blanc - sometimes.
Hi Everyone. Great to be back on casemates. Had a heck of a wind storm last night in the Sierra’s and setting here now without power. So, we’ll see how long my computer battery last. The last time I used Riesling for Sparkling was a number of years ago. I like using Riesling and those two years I used it was because I had a lot more Riesling than I needed for my Riesling bottling. Traditionally, I like to use Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. If I use Chardonnay only, we call it Bland de Blanc.
Thanks Scott. I’ve had your sparkling Riesling more than once and have to say, in addition to me, some of the people around me may be close to obsessed with it. Your regular Riesling should also never be forgotten about. Glad to see you on casemates and good luck with the power outages on the Shenandoah valley.
@Leatherchair @ScottHarveyWine yeah, I love that Riesling sekt you made. I’ve got one more bottle!
Hot tub wine? I’m sorry but diminishes the SH brand imo
@losthighwayz well, fwiw it’s not under his brand. It’s the tickle me pink brand.
@klezman huh? Isn’t Tickle Me Pink a Scott Harvey wine?
@klezman @losthighwayz yeah business casual is the least fancy I’ll drink a wine.
@losthighwayz he’s got at least 4 brands: Scott Harvey, Jana, Tickle Me Pink, and Inzinerator. Each has a different focus even if it’s all from the same winery. Basically it’s what branding is meant to do.
@klezman you’re splitting hairs. It’s still a Scott Harvey wine. Im also aware how branding works
@losthighwayz Not splitting hairs - I’m agreeing with you that “hot tub wine” doesn’t really fit the Scott Harvey Wines brand. So he and Jana created a different brand. I think that’s good business, not diminishing his other brands.
I have always created a hot tub wine. Why not, it is fun. In the 80’s I made a wine for Santino that we dubbed Chateau Cashflow. What it was, was a serious Rose made from Zinfandel I labeled White Harvest after the German term for Rose “Weissherbst”. Then at my next winery I created another cashflow wine I called Menage a Trois. Both wines were great successes. Now I have blended the two concepts of both those wines to create Tickle Me Pink.
@klezman @losthighwayz @ScottHarveyWine
Love tickle me pink also love Jana’s Sav Blanc would be in if that was the mix offered
I believe that’s tirage, not triage. (But Auto-correct just tried to do that to me too)
@pmarin Auto correct is a pocks upon the world.
@pmarin @worbx pocks or pox?
@pmarin @worbx “I see what you did there!”
@klezman @pmarin It was a weak joke, but the best I came up with in the moment.
@pmarin @worbx my wife and I debated whether that was intentional!
2021 Tickle Me Pink (California Rose) by Scott Harvey Wines, Plymouth CA
Light Salmon/Rose color. Lovely floral aromatic nose with notes of sweet citrus, jasmine, honeysuckle, peach, and a damp wood essence in the distant background. Fun!
Ooooh Fizz!!! A gentle fiz hits the palate along with a mild sweetness reminiscent of a Moscato or a late harvest Viognier. A slight nectar quality. The bubbles have the effect of lifting what would otherwise be a sweet, weighty body. Soft, smooth mouth feel. The body fades shortly after the fizzle leaving a sweet after taste reminiscent of a diet soda and subtle spice warmth. This is Interesting, considering its mild 11% ABV. I wonder if the sweet after taste is from an artificial sweetener. I poured some for a few snobs who stopped by for a wine summit tonight. There’s a concensus on the ambiguity of the origins of this sweetness. Seems a bit unnatural. Now that I think about it, diet Rosé doesn’t sound like a bad idea…lol
Not all wines have to be a serious, somber exercise in purist fundamentals. I can appreciate a fun playful wine. This one is nonetheless well made and should be perfectly satisfying for its intended occasion and audience - those times when you just want something refreshing, a little sweet bubbles without committing to a prosecco. Seeing that this deal pairs it with a brute, it certainly makes sense.
Enjoy my friends.
Jana Winery Brut Sparkling
Happy Saturday! Well the Flying Rat was supposed to stop at the house Thursday but Brown had a weather delay and they showed up late yesterday afternoon. The tracking info pretty much laid out what was in the box, a bottle of Jana Sparkling, so I immediately opened the box and into the fridge. Had a day to figure out a little food…still some holiday nibbles around including some bloc de foie so that was easy…and hey it’s Friday so a little fish (grouper) and chips from the tavern up the road.
On to the wine. Out of the fridge and into a Gabriel Glas Gold for me and a VYCE tumbler from Chris Freemont (BerserkerDay) for my lovely bride. Cork twisted out easily with a loud pop, and it mushroomed out immediatley, so an indicator of fresh goods in my world. Wine temp was 47F, and it poured with a lot of effervescence with an almost 1" head/mousse reminiscent of beer but it settled down quickly.
Well I just have to come out with it and say this wasn’t in my bubble wheelhouse at all. I got some citrus and lemon, nice acid, steely. Very very bubbly, large bubbles. I thought it simple and nondescript. I kept trying to coax some more flavor out of this. Was fine with all the nibbles and fish but I just wanted more out of this. Drank over a couple of hours or so, last glass or so the wine was around 60F and it became a little more interesting…maybe? Fwiw I used to drink quite a bit of Champagne, not so much anymore, and rarerly if ever opt for domestic bubbles. For a little reference my fall back domestic used to be Roederer Estate which is a totally different style. Perhaps I’m inserting too much of my personal preference in this note. Or maybe I should be inserting a wine snob emoji here…ha!
Well the old saying is hit me with the bad news first and then pick me up with the good news.
My lovely bride quite enjoyed this. Notes are very fizzy/bubbly. Creamy mouthfeel after opened for a bit. Crisp and bright, refreshing. Some vanilla and pear. Definitely not rich/fullbodied but easy to drink. Tasty.
So there you have it, a tale of two palates.
Cheers to all of you and Alice and WD and the rest of the crew, to 2023!
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
Jana Winery Sparkling and Rosé from Scott Harvey Wines - $20 = 10.00%
Sorry, anything from Jana winery is a no. The woman who works there and answers questions (on-line) is not a nice person……
@dkralston Jana and I figured that out and that person is no longer working for us.
@dkralston please give them another chance. Although I absolutely love their wines, I think from Scott Harvey - all the way down, you will never find a more friendly, and service driven business. They are tops in the industry not just because of their wines.
@dkralston SH wine club member here! Very sorry you had that experience. Amanda is who I always deal with & she is so lovely. When I’ve been to the Sutter Creek & Amador tasting rooms have had great friendly service. So, I asked as well for you to give them another try!
Thanks for your replies…okay! I will!
I’m part of SH wine club, and loved the tickle me pink as an easy drinking summer wine. I did not find it too sweet, just very nice quaffable wine. I have not tried the other bubbly, but I have not had a bad wine from Scott Harvey
@tiger7610 everytime I read the words quaffable or abattoir, it’s in Miles Raymond’s voice.
Power is still off. So, I’ll turn my computer off for now to conserve the battery. Will get back on to answer more questions in an hour or so.
I would not even remotely be interested in the Rose wine. First of all, the label is horrible. Secondly, 4 g/L RS? No wonder it tastes like bubblegum. Lastly, mixing red and white wines together is not a Rose in my opinion. As Mr. Wonderful would say, “I’m out!”
@Burrloin 4 g/l sugar is barely perceptible to most people. It’s 0.4%. 4%, on the other hand, would be decidedly off dry and sweetish to most people. This wine is 4%, though, so yes, if you don’t like off dry pink then this isn’t for you.
Just because red and white grapes are used in a pink wine doesn’t mean the wines were made red and white and then blended, which is what it sounds like you take exception to. The production notes don’t specify this sort of the wine making.
The Concord is the only one of the wines produced in this blend that was made as a rose. I find by adding the Syrah in the blend the flavors are brighter and the color goes more to a nice pink salmon color. This wine is made for that person at the super bowl party that does not want to drink beer. It has the similar spritz level and is light, fun and yummy and easy to enjoy. 4% residual sugar when balanced by high acidity can can be quite enjoyable. All of these types of wines I created, (White Harvest Zinfandel, Menage a Trois, and Tickle Me Pink) are made to be fun entry level wines. As a winemaker I enjoy having the ability to develop and make both entry level fun and yummy wines as well as serious wines of place like our Barbera, Cathedral, Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc etc.