Blend: 96.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.7% Cabernet Franc
This wine displays a brilliant, lively, strawberry color. The nose is complex with aromas mainly in the rose petal, strawberry and cherry spectrum. A dry aftertaste of pomegranate and berry fruits lingers in the mouth.
Serve well chilled. An excellent aperitif or picnic wine. The ideal summer salad wine. Serve with fresh seared tuna steaks, veal limone, poached salmon, asparagus quiche, cold crayfish salad, vegetable spring rolls dipped in soy sauce; ideal with sushi and other Japanese delights.
YUM! This rose often wins in our blind rose tastings. It's very dry, and being Cabernet Sauvignon based, it's got some structure and bite to it as well. Wonderful food wine or on it's own on a hot summer day - not a fruity rose, but delightful.
Tried the 2009 - Dry, with flavors of strawberry and pomegranate, delightful well chilled - I can see this with spring rolls and cold shrimp salad - but it was equally good by itself on the deck this evening. Highly recommended!