Saturday, September 5, 2009

Je t'aime Rosé.

Vinomaker, our friend Sky King, and I decided to have an impromptu rosé tasting tonight.
It is a testament to living in one of the better known wine regions of the world that such a tasting can be pulled together with just a moments notice. There are not many places on the planet that you could do such a thing, but thankfully there is a large assortment of varietals available to the oenophile here in Napa. The selection of wines was quite diverse; two French, one Spanish, one from Oakville, and the last from a vineyard just a stones throw from where we were sitting. It was a very interesting tasting.
I have always loved rosés, ever since I was a teenager, and have never quite understood why they haven't been more popular, until recently that is...now they are quite trendy. My favourite was the French one in the front of the photograph. It was quite a mongrel really, in view of it being a blend of 6 different varietals. I suppose just like my choice in poochies, a blend can be best in show.

5 comments:

Do Bianchi said...

we poured that rosé at the SD Natural Wine Summit... it was GREAT...

Vinogirl said...

I'm with you...it was most enjoyable.

phlegmfatale said...

You know, I don't think I've ever actually tried a rose. Seems a shame, now!

Vinogirl said...

Start with Laurent Perrier's, rose champagne, one of my and Thuds favourites...you won't be disappointed.

phlegmfatale said...

Mkay. Will do!