Monday, October 31, 2016

Drink Rosés Now (or all year round if you're like me) #darkhorsewines #TBWines #BostonWineExpo

My youngest daughter, Abigail and I recently went shopping at the local Tom Thumb for food and drinks for her twelve days here in Dallas this past summer. Of course, little Adelyn and Rayleigh had their own opinion about what they wanted to eat which was quite different from their mommy's idea.

But when it comes to wine, my daughters and I pretty much like the same thing.
The only thing that might be different about our rosés is the color. I prefer the lightest, but will drink others. Abigail likes it all. Natalie only drinks the palest pink salmon ever known to rosé. I don't see one below that she would drink at all! LOL

Abigail and I discovered four different rosés in Tom Thumb that we decided we would try.

2015 Hogwash ($16) by Tuck Beckstoffer Wines out of St. Helena, California. I had never heard of this wine until visiting with friends at their home in June. I loved the pink pig on the bottle and the simplicity of the label. The color of the rosé drew me in closer. As you can see, a lot of guests loved this wine. "This is purely and simply summertime in a glass." Very pale pink salmon color and delicious.

2015 M Rosé, ($20) Château Minuty,  Côtes de Provence. A magnificent wine of pleasure, the harmony of grenache and cinsault, and a round mouthfeel. Gorgeous!

2015 Dark Horse Rosé ($9) Limited Release. It’s a blend of 40% Grenache, 20% Barbera, 20% Pinot Gris, and 20% Tempranillo. It's a beautiful pale pink, although you can't tell her. A lovely drink of pink right now!

~2015 Mont D' Azur~Cloud Chaser, ($25) Côtes de Provence Rosé, France. Love, the French flag on the front of the bottle. This is sunset in a glass! It's a rosé for all seasons as I said before. I drink them all year! What a lovely pale pink color. This wine was rated 90 points and this winery has won so many awards! This rosé is a blend of 50% Cinsault, 20% Mourvedre, 19% Grenache, 3% Carignan, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Tibouren, 2% Syrah. And if this bottle isn't pretty enough, check out their website! It's gorgeous!

At the end of August, I went to stay with my mom some and check in on her daily. Part of the time I was with Abigail and her family. And guess what! We found four more rosés new to us both. In the photo above we have a:

2015 VillaViva ($12) produced from vineyards surrounding the fishing village of Sete and facing the Mediterranean Sea. This rosé bursts of flavors of strawberries, raspberries and traditional English bonbons. It is a 100% Carignan grape varietal.

2015 Chloe Rosé produced and bottled in Livermore, California. Aromas and flavors of strawberries, raspberries and watermelon make this a crisp, well-balanced wine. This can be found at Kroger.

2015 Villa Des Anges, ($9) a Cinsault Rosé from the Languedoc region of Southern France. It's light-bodied, intensely crisp, and vividly fresh. We loved this one! A super value Rosé is always a huge hit for us! Lots of melon on the nose and palate, with hints on citrus rind and fresh herbs. A go-to grab-and-chill Rosé that goes with everything.

2015 Père Anselme Côtes de Provence ($7) a bright fresh taste of red berries and citrus fruit. An orange-pink color. This is a good one too!

I've had a few other rosés in Canada, but haven't blogged about those yet! In time, in time! Until then.....