Monday, May 28, 2007

2006 Verdad Rose

As we sat in the bright sunshine yesterday, awaiting the BBQ, I chose to open a bottle of 2006 Verdad Rose, Santa Ynez Valley, California ($13). I wanted a refreshing wine, something chilled and falvorful.

Verdad Winery uses Spanish varietals in their wines and the wines are also organic. I have previously tasted their Albarino and Rose but this was the first time I would do more than just taste the Rose. The Rosé is made from 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre. Only 1200 cases of this wine were made,

The wine is a nice pink color, not too bright but not too pale either. It has a fruit aroma, strawberries and watermelon. And on the palate you get the same flavors, with the strawberry being the most prominent though it is not overpowering. It has a tinge of sweetness but is not overly sweet. It is very crisp and refreshing. This is a well-balanced and flavorful Rose and definitely great on a warm summer day. A definite Drink & Buy.

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