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.