Named Arclight because of its stunning, unexpected brilliance. Rose is so often like kindling, formed from the slivers of larger wines and used to start the fires of summer. Honestly, I would have been happy with kindling, but Arclight gives another kind of light altogether. It has the edgy nerve of a paper cut, the sleek body of glacial arctic water and the summer flesh of a strawberry field. It is one of the most surprising and dangerous wines I've ever called into being.
Santa Barbara County
15.1% Alc by Vol.
TASTING NOTES: This place is perfect. Raspberry red vinyl seats, fresh apricot preserves on checked tables, oregano rich marinara on a stove. How on Earth did you never stop here before? The water is clean and cold and the service warm. Your English muffin is spread with a onfounding strawberry jalapeno jam, which pricks you awake just in time to see the cement truck skid and collapse.