Tuesday, May 24, 2011
2010 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rosé
On the nose I get some really fresh and vibrant aromas of grapefruit, strawberry, red raspberry, and mineral. It's a very pretty and perfumed bouquet and one that I keep returning to my nose to enjoy!
On the palate I get lovely flavors of sweet red raspberry fruit and hints of candied strawberry. It's quite obvious that this wine has a substantial amount of residual sugar, and to be honest it almost reminds me of drinking a Brachetto d'acqui, but with a bit more acidity.
Look..., stylistically this wine is a bit different then most rosé that is on the market today. It is much sweeter than most California blush wines that fall into the "fine wine" category. However, I don't think that this makes this wine any less inferior. In fact, I think this is the perfect pool-side summer wine, that I wouldn't mind polishing off all by myself! 87 points
Below is a video of the winemaker talking about this wine:
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