A Rose I Could Drink All Day


Rise and shine and a Rose and an omelet for breakfast. Perhaps a Rose and a turkey club for lunch, followed by Rose on the porch, ending with my bbq ribs and a Rose for dinner. Really, this Rose was so good that I would honestly want to drink it all day long.

The wine was the 2007 Nelson Family Vineyards Zinfandel Rose. It came in a club shipment, cost me $12.80 with a club discount, had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 13.8% alcohol by volume. I’m not sure if the condensation in the picture is because I chilled it too much or we’re cheap and keep our house a touch warm…probably a combo of both, but it tasted perfect, especially that day as the weather hit the high 90s with oppressive humidity! Ah, the joys of living in a (former) swamp.

On the nose I found watermelon, cream, berries, spice, and flowers. It smelled delicious and I wanted to jump in an take a swim in my glass. In the mouth, dry fruit dominated, lots of berries, but especially raspberries, cherries, and a hint of the watermelon from the nose. The wine really had just an absolutely beautiful structure and flavor and the color was fabulous. The tart fruit, combined with the dry acidity in the mouth make the wine a perfect sipper for before dinner, after dinner, with dinner, any old time. At this price, well worth it.

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4 Responses

  1. Isn’t a good rose’ the best thing ever?! I swear, I feel like it’s the only wine I talk about during warm weather (although I know it’s not).

    I’ve never heard of Nelson Family Vineyards, so they must not distribute to my area.

    Did you receive this through the winery’s club, or another club?

  2. I just can’t get emough rose’ this summer. Each varietal so different but all so refreshing.

  3. you are just…..awesome.

  4. Claire, it came through the winery’s club. And it was delicious!

    Noble Pig-We can’t stop drinking it either!!

    Thanks Shea :)

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