July 14, 2018 - The bottle is viable for home defense. That aside, the contents are veritably fluffy, recalling peaches, marshmallow spread, grapefruit rind, lilies, pink lemonade, musk, strawberry cream, pink peppercorn, mango fruit leather, and some curiously bona fide grape candy flavours. Some herbal stuff comes on late, almost liquorice in character. Accessible fun sip.
June 9, 2018 - Somewhat dry, herbs and raspberry with a nice mineral finish.
May 14, 2018 - 3
May 13, 2018 - Very light color, almost orange. Inoffensive and unimpressive nose of stone fruit or ripe red fruit. Good body, but a bit too much acidity. Smooth, a bit of alcohol finish. Easy drinking rose. Pretty bottle
February 10, 2018 - Light pink color. Nose and palate have a little of that papaya quality that I don't enjoy: a fruit sensation that is a little overripe, a little clingy. It's not as much as other wines, and the finish is otherwise crisp, but I don't look forward to the rest of the bottle.
December 31, 2017 - Nice subtle rose. Wonderful to drink. The bottle is stunning, but thankfully the wine is also very appreciated.
December 2, 2017 - Very nice bottle with its own stopper. Pale salmon pink. Dry strawberry and rose hip. A bit harsh.
November 25, 2017 - Very unremarkable rose but a killer decanter!!!
Nose of vomitus and grapefruit, this was a bit of a turn-off!
Delightful color: coppery sunset, like a Monet painting.
When I saw that Target was selling this, I jumped on it. I can't remember exactly, but I think they had it retailing for about $5 a bottle this past summer. I'd had (and enjoyed) the Gerard Bertrand RED Cotes des Roses the year before while cycling through France's Minervois, and it was dynamite! I mean, the grocery stores there sell it for a couple of euros, the way you see plonk like Barefoot being pushed in the US; and you get that exquisite bottle and glass stopper as a bonus. That red was a delight with cheeses and deli meats on a picnic by the Canal du Midi. I rode six more nights with the damn empty bottle in my rucksack, it was so beautiful.
But back to the rose. Oh, man. Just a disappointment. Slightly pomelo in taste, smoother than the nose might indicate, but just average overall.
If anyone works for Target, or has the ear of the purchasing manager in food and bev there, would you please tell that person to order the red instead. It is out of this world for the price.
OK, so the rose: suitable in my pairing with grilled ham steak, braised brussel sprouts and mint tea dessert. Matches west coast sunset.
November 23, 2017 - Love the pale peachy tones crisp and refreshing. Smooth and slightly dry. Citrus tones with minerality. Nice summer wine but held up as a pre-dinner Thanksgiving wine.
October 2, 2017 - Would drink again