Regular readers know what a fan I am of good rose wines. They are the duct tape of the wine world: with their unmatched versatility you can use them in all sorts of situations: sipping on the patio, paired with barbeque or just about any summer fare, as base for sangria, to name a few. In our house they are the quintessential summer wines. So I’d like to share with you a wonderful rose we had the other night: 2008 Tapena Vino de la Tierra de Castilla. I got this from the Frederick Wine House for around $10. It was a really bright ruby red color. It had vibrant flavors of strawberry and cherry kirsch with a hint of tropical fruit. Medium acidity. Served refrigerator cold it was great. Both of us felt it was a fun rose and a decent value. I gave it a solid 88. I’m also going back to get a few more bottles.
UPDATE: went back to get a few more bottles and they were sold out. Note to self: must buy the bottles BEFORE I blog about it. The owner said he thought they would get some more in.