#WineWednesday: Rosé Way of Thinking
I have a friend who drinks nothing but Rosé, I’ve often considered him a sophisticated man with an unsophisticated palate. We get together every year with another couple (6 of us in total) and I’m in charge of the wine, so every year I have to figure out what Rosé to get so that he’ll at least have a glass in his hand like the rest of us lushes.
This year I took the job more seriously, tired of slipping him bottles of White Zinfandel and other sweet pink wines – I wanted to see the world through his Rosé coloured glasses, which means I tasted plenty of Rosés. This year, for the first time ever, I actually compiled a top 5 rosé list, and I now see where my buddy is coming from … though I’m not quite sure how he drinks this in the winter – but maybe one day we’ll all come around to his way of thinking.
Here are the top 3 in order …
Chateau des Charmes 2012 Rosé, Cuvee d’Andree ($14.95)
100% Pinot Noir – It’s a red berry number with cherry and raspberry that moves the party seamlessly from glass to the mouth with a nice tang on the finish – this rosé screams.
Lailey 2012 Rosé ($18.00)
Four red grapes bleed their juice into this one. Floral, raspberry and strawberry on the nose and while the palate starts off sweet it’s nicely balanced by a finish that comes off as tart and bitter with elements of spice.
Huff 2012 Rosé ($18.00)
100% Cabernet Franc. A nose of grapefruit, white pepper and raspberry and a palate that has a lovely peppered raspberry-cherry note all with citrus backing.
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