www.wine-girl.net
    Home   |   Archives   |   Calendar   |   Wine & Food Pairing   |   Wine Trails
Aug 14

A Summer Rosé

Kevin was out last night, so I took the opportunity to pop open a rosé. (He’s not yet a fan of pinks.) I chose the Joseph’s Estate 2004 Caroline Rosé Gamay.

Josephestates
We purchased this wine on my birthday, in January, as we toured the winery region of Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada. It’s one of my favorite places to visit – I love the cheesiness of the Niagara Falls town, the grandeur of the falls, and the beauty of the Niagara Parkway. The wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake are all very low-key and inviting. We’ve never had a bad experience. It’s not a far drive from here and so enjoyable. Just don’t forget your passport! 

Joseph’s Estate is one of the wineries out on the main road. We originally returned to Joseph’s to purchase more of their wonderful sherry. But as always, we purchased a few others as well, including this rosé. One thing I love about smaller wine regions, such as the Finger Lakes or Niagara, is the use of less common grapes. In this case, the rosé is made from the Gamay grape, which lends itself well to light-bodied, fruitier wines.

It’s not a complex wine, nor does it try to be. I enjoy honesty in my wines. You can’t miss the strawberries in this wine – from the nose to the palate. But there are other berries in there too. It’s billed as a semi-dry wine, but I think it’s more than semi-dry. The wine made me wish for some Chinese food, as I know it would have paired nicely. I imagine that when we purchased this in January, in the middle of the snow, this wine made me think of summer. It was a pleasant anecdote for this hot August weather.

My rating:

Share on FacebookEmail This
Copyright Creative Commons by-nc-nd My Wine Education.
Posted by Michelle at 3:23 pm in Tastings, Wine Notes | Permalink | Comments ()

Comments are closed.

Contributing Authors

Wine-Girl.net Rating Scale

Recent Posts

Categories

Wine Competitions Wine Book Club (WBC) Wine Judging Reviews Readings Whiskey Watch France Weblogs Games Wine Clubs Books RIP Repost WBW #65 Wine Glossary Wine Maps TasteCamp Web/Tech Marketing Uncategorized Legislation Recipes Florida Recession Wine Meet the Winemaker Greatest Hits Drink Pink! (BCRF) Holiday Current Affairs Television Spirits Photos Wine Shop Wednesday Contests Scotch & Whiskey History Disney Wine Tech Food and Wine Pairings Mad Men Monday Guest Writers Pop Culture Food and Drink Wine Blogs Knowledge Entertainment Dinner and Drinks Life Charity Benefits News Beer-Guy.net Special Events Beer WBW Local Wineries Cocktails Wine Shops Restaurants Travel Wineries Wine Notes Wine Events Weekly Cincinnati Wine Events Wine Misc Local Tastings Cincinnati

Links That Make Us Happy

Sponsors


sponsors

WineGirl on Facebook

Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship Fund

Raising money for a scholarship fund in memory of Michelle's little sister who passed away in 2007Click here for information on the Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Winner, Best Cincinnati Weblog 2007

Alltop, all the cool kids (and me)

Ads from our kind sponsors …