Saturday, May 31, 2008

First rosé of the season

For straight talk on wine, among other sources, I go to Fredric Koeppel at Bigger than My Head. He recently blogged about his first -- and second-- rosé of the season.

For us as well, the season for rosés begins about Memorial Day. And we did just have our first rosé this year -- purchased at a DC wine shop and we have a second waiting in reserve -- suggested by a northern Virginia wine shop.

  • DC suggestion, enjoyed: Crios Rosé Malbec (Argentina). Slightly sweet, definitely spicy, and got the job done at 13.8% abv.
  • NoVa suggestion, still to be enjoyed: Hendry Ranch Napa Valley Rosé, 13.9% abv. [Wonderful dry rosé with less of the 'strawberryness' of other rosés. See Fredric Koeppel's comment below.]

By the way, rosés -- interesting ones -- are NOT sweet.

1 comment:

  1. fredric koeppel6/1/08, 1:49 PM

    Hey, Tom, thanks for the mention and the link. The Hendry is one of my favorites; I'm hoping to try a bottle soon.

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