Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hot Enough For The Pink Stuff

All you pink wine haters need to get over yourself & get in on the action. It's hot already, pretty soon it will be really damn hot here in Memphis. What's the best remedy? Dry rose wines. We are beefing up our selection of dry pinks here at the store. These are just some of our favorites.

Mulderbosch Rose of Cabernet 2008 Stellenbosch, South Africa $13.99. Bright pink tone with purple hues. The nose exhibits a smoky, rocky undertone with hints of dried currant & cherry. The palate is bright, round & medium bodied with juicy fruit & a fresh, clean texture. Delicious.

Simi Roseto 2006 California $10.99. Predominantly syrah. Brick-rust tone. Yes a 3 year old CA rose is still doing just fine. In fact, its quite yummy & refreshing if we do say so ourselves. It displays a nose of dried strawberry & raspberry with a hint of spiciness. The palate is lean & bright with a pop of acidity.

Chateau de Mattes Sabran 2006 Corbieres, France $15.99. Dark pink-salmon tone. Notes of dried raspberry, tarragon, wet stone & a briney hit. The palate is razor sharp at first & then spreads open with a pungent overripe fruit texture. Fun & tasty.

Zaca Mesa Z Gris 2008 Santa Ynez Valley $17.99. Light pink-salmon color. Nose of fresh strawberry, lime peel & cassis. The palate is light & fresh at first & then develops a soft weight with crisp acid & a lingering appealing aftertaste. Deeeelicious!