This is actually the 2011 but my phone app won't let me change the year after I added it. Lots of strawberry and watermelon. Dry on the finish. Good but not stellar. Not as good as other 20 dollar bottles.
Much better than the previous bottle. This was not a great rose, but rewarded saving the bottle for a year all the same. Essentially like the new vintage, only with the volume turned down (a good thing in the case of this wine). Missed the extra minerality that can come out in year-old versions of this wine.
Beautiful, vibrant, fresh raspberries and strawberries with floral notes of vanilla and rose. Strawberries full across the palate with lush raspberry and blackberry accents, notes of rose petals along the mid into the Juicy fruit finish. Great acidity....almost frizante.
Orange-salmon color. Smoky bay, cherry, cranberry, and garrigue on the nose. Palate follow with tart cherry and cranberry notes riding on a bay-dominated herbal savory character. The finish is medium and has a nice acidity to keep it refreshing. Good wintertime rose, as this has more stuffing than your typical pink from further south. Drink.
Really impressive weight on the back palate. Rich herbal strawberry fruit with depth and significant alcohol on the finish (14.5%). This is outstanding wine but in some ways a little tiring. The wine requires food that can stand up to the concentration and moderate the heat. A serious rose.
Transparent red-orange color. Aromas of bay, watermelon, garrigue, and cranberry cocktail. On the palate, this shows a cranberry-watermelon and bay flavor profile with a hint of cantaloupe coming at the end. Some heat shows on the finish. Better balance than a bottle in July. Drink.
Pink color with orange hints. Aromas of bay, allspice, watermelon, red berries and alcohol. The initial palate impression is of watermelon, cantaloupe, and bay leaf. That is quickly followed by a big hit of alcohol. The finish is almost like rose and vodka. Served at 58F cellar temperature. If this can figure out how to balance out the heat, it will be fine; otherwise, a disappointment.
A very nice bottle with grapefruit, nectarine, raspberry and strawberry on the nose. Palate is a lovely balance of body and acid, with a pleasing finish. I liked this very much, but did not find it a "wow" wine, and I need a wow to pay $30 for a rose.
Roses (With some surprises - Good and Bad): Deep strawberry in color. The nose has a nice watermelon quality. Complex on the palate with strawberries and minerals. Long nice finish with a slight bitterness. This was very nice but for $36 Ohio, it is priced way too high to make sense.
Never thought I'd use the term "complex" and "rose" in the same sentence, but this one surprised and delighted. Pretty light strawberry-red in glass, with a blend of 6 different varietals in the blend, it just kept coming on in waves of cherry, strawberry, rose petal and red cassis, but in a very subdued and balanced way. Bone dry, rich in fruit, and balanced mineral and acidity. Went with everything we tried it with, like a Champagne, and drank just as well bone-cold as it did at room temperature. Not many roses can perform like this one.
Elegant rose with inviting nose of mineral and cooling berry fruit; in the mouth pleasant initial acid bite which promptly opened into a glycerin-covered rush of rich warm fruit and mineral with a hint of floral. Finish lingers with a gentle sweet, oily, floral taste. Well-balanced, nothing extreme, full in all the ways that matter. Off-dry, medium acid, medium body, complex for a rose. Yum. Serve at 55 deg F.