stone fruit, green apple, grapefruit, faint strawberry; bright acidity made it great with food, but a little too much for sipping on its own. Color shows just a slight hint of red tones. Drinks mores like a white than a rose.
Crazy nose, somewhere between strawberry fruit and honeycrisp apple, not green or tart, rather sweet and fresh. The palate shows good weight, surprising for what I would call a white wine, I've seen darker 'white' wines than this rose. That said, wonderful flavors on the palate, it reminds me of under-ripe strawberries, when you get them out of season. It also reminds me of still Champagne, some similar flavors going on here. Some good red apple flavors in there too, along with well-balanced acidity. Overall, this is really, really good. Surprising complexity, weight and balance for a wine at this price point. Not something I would age, but at $20, it's the best wine at this price point in a long, long time. Geeky stuff, outside the norm. Find it and try it out, it's cool stuff.
In the glass this looks more like a white than rose. Or maybe an extended skin contact white. Peach, grapefruit, and slate on the nose. Consistent notes on the palate. Angular. Acidity is up front and in your face but not over the top. Medium finish is mostly acid driven. With air this begins to round out somewhat.
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