Hillside Rose 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Rose Rose
British Columbia, Canada

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Vibrant and glowing crimson hued, this gutsy, full-bodied rosé blends merlot, malbec and cabernet franc in a ripe,...

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Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

This rosé pours a very light ruby colour, about as dark as rosés get. It is in a dry, high-alcohol, fairly extracted and savoury style which seems to be very common amongst Okanagan wineries. It is a blend of mostly merlot, with some malbec and cabernet franc. The merlot and cabernet franc make themselves very present with a pungent (though pleasing) green bell pepper note on both the nose and palate. The fruit seems to be sweet wild strawberry, cranberry, and tart cherry. There are also hints of sage, and some white pepper and almond on the palate. The alcohol seems a bit hot at this point, but the wine was so recently made, and should mellow out within a few months to a year. There is just a slight pinch of residual sugar, but it is held in check by the 14% alcohol, medium-high acidity, and light tannins. An excellent choice for chicken fajitas, or other grilled chicken and/vegetable dishes. Tasted May 2016.

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