The fact is that I have been remiss in
actually adding reviews for all of the wines that I have
sampled in the past year. Call it having a job, dealing
with the house, taxes, and what not, but I have a lot of
typing to do. Additionally, there are a number of wines by
Chaddsford Winery that are delectable that I will have to
add over the next few weeks as well.
While at the winery for the Brandywine
River Blues Fest 2008, I chose to pick up a couple bottles
of what they weren't serving for the free tasting,
including this rosť.
While blush wines get a bad rap in the
states due to the bastard that is White Zinfandel, along
with it's many copycats, they are still some nice wines,
especially during a nice spring or summer day, so I had to
try this one. What sets is apart is that it's a dry blush
wine, and most of them aren't like this (just wait to hear
my review of a rosť of Malbec).
While this wine has an interesting acidity
to it, you are quickly approached with a serene dryness
that puts your palate in a different state, especially if
you were expecting the usual blush sweetness. This calming
attribute will allow you to ingest it with food that is
opposite from it, so as to allow the joy of contrasting
flavors. While the winemaker, Eric Miller, writes that he
can taste black curant, raspberry and rosewater, I myself
really only taste the rosewater. But this is why he is the
winemaker and myself the avid consumer!
This wine is worth a try, and you might find it's
something, or at least it's style, that you will keep
around just to surprise guests or to just have to slow