*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.
No, seriously, why are you still reading instead of going to go get some of this wine? Perhaps the humidity is on my brain, but I can’t think of anything better to drink the DC swamp than the 2013 Cornerstone Corallina Rose of Syrah. In fact, I did just so yesterday. Twice. Once at Rhone Rangers and then a bottle over dinner last night. The Corallina retails for $25 and sports a screw cap.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) It has acid, structure, and great fruit.
2.) 90 degrees and humid yesterday. Chilled down and drinking it on the porch, I could almost forget about the weather.
3.) I love a Rose of Syrah as the Syrah tends to lend body to the wine.
4.) For all the Rose naysayers, try this and you will be a convert.
On the nose I found strawberry, raspberry, cherry, stone fruit, and lime. The palate reflected the nose perfectly. The racy acidity balanced nicely with just a hint of a fuller note on the finish.