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3 Spells Rose

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
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 14%
Rating: 88
Price: $25.00

 

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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