Bremerton, WA 13.5% alc. (Purchased on 5/10/13)
The goofy label nearly kept me from buying this one, but the tall, sleek bottle, screwtop and beautiful color color sucked me in. Plus I had little to lose at the sale price of $4.79. This was the only wine that caught my attention during the sale at the Bremerton, WA store; was nowhere to be found at the Silverdale store.
Very pretty deep pink with a rather skunky, sulfury nose (perhaps over-sulfited?). There’s a strong underlying bouquet of fresh strawberries, but it’s hard getting to it. It took nearly an hour for the sulfur to blow off. In the mouth there’s nice extract giving this rose’ some depth. The flavors show plenty of fruit with more strawberry and rose petal. But the mostly dry fruit fades at mid-palate and seems to gain speed in the finish. Acidity seems about right and there’s a little bitterness that actually adds to the overall flavors. Half of me likes this wine, the other half not so much. Can’t quite put my finger on why, but it’s not a repeat buy for me. Maybe it just seems to lack the simple freshness that I so enjoy in rose’.
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