Hard to believe that I have notes on hundreds of different wines and not ONE rose. Ok, maybe a couple of bubbly roses, but that's it. It's not that I don't like rose - just so many uninspiring wines - a writer needs his/her muse...
So the 2007 Vin Gris de Cigare from California's Bonny Doon was a pleasant surprise. A pretty salmon hue, simple notes of fresh strawberries, herbs (basil, thyme) and a pleasant muskiness on the nose. An impressive silky texture, fresh acidity and nice balance on the palate, this was a delicious patio wine - the best rose I have had in a while. Drink now.
cork. 13.5% alcohol
Price: C$19.80 (SAQ)