In the past five years, many interesting things have been
introduced in the American market in the category of
blush/rose wines. I have had ones made from Tempranillo,
Syrah/Shiraz, and possibly even Merlot. However, the best
one that I had was made from Malbec, and it was a very smoky
and deep beauty.
So, this time around, I was expecting something similar,
and boy was I surprised. This rose's color reminds me of a
deep, rich pink. It's nose is very floral. It's taste is
very fruity, popping with strawberry and possibly a couple
of other fruit tastes such as a light raspberry, but almost
wholly consumed between strawberry and maybe something light
lemongrass. At the end of the sip, the letoff cascades into
citrus flavors, which is definitely an interesting twist.
The taste definitely hides the alcohol level, and this wine
can easily get you in a couple of glasses, being 14%.
This wine is perfect for lighter fare (seafood, salads,
chicken) and great for those that want to move away from
White Zinfandel, but still retain a sweet flavor. However,
this isn't on sugar overload.
While I am still stuck on that other Malbec Rose, I will
say that this will still make a good component to any wine
collection, and would be a definite partner for a nice, cold