*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!