Going, Going, Gone!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Macari Vineyards.

I imagine this wine will pretty much sell out in the blink of an eye.  As well it should, it’s a fantastic little summer Rosé.  The 2008 Macari Rosé is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Pinot Noir, and 4% Malbec.  It hails from the North Fork of Long Island where I had no idea Malbec was being grown!  The wine retails for $14.99, had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 12.8% alcohol by volume.  With those stats, and what I enjoyed in this bottle, I’d suggest scooping some up for the hot days ahead!

On the nose I found strawberries, raspberries, spice, white pepper, slight cream, white flowers, and cranberry.  I forgot to mention how I loved the color of this wine in the glass, it poured out as an extremely pale salmon pink color that looked great!  In the mouth I got cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, spice, slight lemon, white pepper, and lime.  Overall, the cranberry really dominated in the mouth, making this a crisp, tart Rosé, with just a hint of a citrus edge that I love in a good Rosé.  Yum!

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3 Responses

  1. Very nice review. NY state producers are ramping up Rose; the Finger Lakes is putting on a very aggressive Rose marketing campaign right now. The question, I suppose, is whether there is a large market that wants it. And this time of year, it would seem there is.

    One of the challenges is eviscerating the notion that pink = white zin. Pink does not equal sweet, and the best Roses from the Finger Lakes are quite dry. How did this one’s RS stack up?

  2. Evan, it was really dry. If it had any RS, it was less than 1%, but I’d be surprised if it had any. Very tasty refreshing Rosé and a good price point.

  3. That looks really, really good…..

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