Rose Wine Dinner at Meritage

Meritage, St. Paul
Tasted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by rocknroller with 474 views

Introduction

A group of nine of us gathered at Meritage for wonderful evening of fine rose wines from Solo Vino in St. Paul. The delightful menu was expertly paired and prepared by James Beard Best Chef Nominee Russell Klein.

Flight 1 (5 Notes)

  • 2010 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis 89 Points

    Spain, País Vasco, Getariako Txakolina

    Light pink color with a bit of spritz. The nose shows raspberry and strawberry with minerals and a subtle briar essence. The palate is tart, light, good acid, strawberry, raspberry, nice. Very good sipper.

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  • 2010 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rosé 87 Points

    France, Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

    Incredibly pale salmon color. Nose is modest with citrus and mineral. The palate shows marked acid, citrus, mineral, and a bit of tannin. This needs some food, not a great sipper for me.

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  • 2010 Domaine Romy Beaujolais Rosé Cuvée non chaptalisée 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Beaujolais

    Dmedium salmon color. Nose is also somewhat modest with watermelon, strawberry, spice. The palate is crisp and clean, nice balance, watermelon, citrus, strawberry, and some mineral, very tasty. Very nice gamay rose, price around 16.99, not to bad.

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  • 2009 Moroder Marche IGT 91 Points

    Italy, Marche, Marche IGT

    Nice strawberry color. Blend of 70% Montepulciano, 15% Sangiovese, and 15% Alicante. The nose is lovely with cherry, strawberry, melon, and earth. The palate is fresh and lively, bright strawberry, strawberry kool aid, nice acid and some tannins. This is very fun and very easy to enjoy.

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  • NV Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé 90 Points

    France, Alsace, Crémant d'Alsace

    Light orange salmon solor. Nose is red berries, mineral, yeast. The palate is consistent, criisp refreshing, strawberry, mineral, a touch of bitterness. Very tasty, I always enjoy this rose sparkler, great QPR and a crowd pleaser.

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Closing

There was a nice mix of roses from France, Italy, and Spain. The WOTN for me was the Morodor rose blend.

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