Today it’s rainy and icky outside and I’m feeling kind of moody, but things are turning more springlike and for that reason I’m going to focus on a happy wine for spring. A rosé!
I love rosé and I think it’s an under-appreciated wine in general — although not under-appreciated by me. When it’s made well, it’s a refreshing, approachable and fun wine that’s easy to enjoy.
This one comes from Spelletich Family Winery, a producer I’ve profiled in the past. They’re a small producer, so it’s not a wine you’re going to find everywhere, but it’s worth snagging a few bottles of their wine if you do come across it.
Their 3 Spell rosé is made from a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. Like many of their wines it’s a small production wine run with only 90 cases produced.
Peach, lemon, bubble gum and wet stone aromas give this wine a cool and refreshing nose. It smells yummy. In the mouth, this is everything I want from a rosé. It’s crisp and offers tasty flavors like apple, strawberry, black cherry, lemon and vanilla. It’s well balanced and has a personality. The finish is relatively long and tasty. It’s a very good rosé.
Wine: 3 Spells Rosé
Variety: Merlot and cabernet sauvignon