Dancing Crow Rosé (Sustainable)
Tony Cartlidge is one of my favorite California Wine personalities. He's a British transplant with an outsize personality, a memory like a steel trap, and a kind word for everyone.
He founded Associated Distributors in the '80s and was the first one to bring in Jorge Ordoñez's imported Spanish wines into California. He founded Cartlidge and Brown winery around the same time, gaining placements in nearly every independent wine retailer and fine dining restaurant in Northern California. (We carried his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for many, many years). Associated was sold to a larger house, and eventually Cartlidge and Brown collapsed - the name survives, but it's not the same stuff.