Daily Archives: May 14, 2008

Good Rosé Under $10

With warmer weather approaching, a few weeks ago we decided to pick up a few new Rosé’s from the Wine Cellar. We had our eye on a couple but the 3rd was a recommendation from Jeff and was the 2006 Vina Robles Roseum from Paso Robles. Doing a quick run through in my head I remembered that we had had the Vina Robles Petit Syrah at our dinner at Verbena and liked it so why not give the Rose a try, and for $7.99, it seemed like an awesome deal.


This Rosé is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was co-fermented cold for 4 weeks after being soaked on the skins for 8 hours for color and flavor extraction.


My Tasting Notes

Color – Dark Pink

Nose – Strawberry, banana, sliced cucumber

Taste – Pink grapefruit, watermelon

Mouthfeel – light to medium body, refreshingly crisp

Finish – short to medium in length, left the palate clean and refreshed


This was a great summertime Rosé, perfect for the back porch or served with lighter summertime fare.  It wasn’t overly complex and was a little lighter bodied than I like my Rose’s but all in all it was good wine.  And for $7.99, it is definitely affordable enough to have a couple around when friends come over to enjoy the sun on the deck.




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