Red Red Rosé

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Artisan Family of Wines

“Red red wine you make me feel so fine….You keep me rocking all of the time…” I don’t know why that popped into my head as I wrote this post, but it did.  Now it can be stuck in your head too!  Maybe it’s the fabulous color on this Rosé. Rosé is mostly the only wine where the color actually strikes me and makes me sit up and take notice on a routine basis.  They come in such a spectrum of pretty colors!  I chose the 2008 Red Cote Rose from Suisun Valley tonight. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for $13.

This was a great Rosé. Easily my favorite I’ve had in recent memory. I loved everything about it, from the color, to the nose, to the flavors. On the nose I found very aromatic strawberries, raspberries, limey lemony aromas, Sprite, and raspberry jello. I can smell this wine from 2+ feet away.  In the mouth I got cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, jello, hard candy, cranberry cocktail, nice lime on the edges, and raspberry jolly ranchers.  This isn’t totally dry, but I loved it and found it to be very refreshing with excellent fruit.