Hello wine lovers and happy wine Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and were surrounded by family and friends! Speaking of friends – I wanted to extend a very Happy Birthday wish to one of my dearest friends on the planet, Tracy Loree…I hope it is a wonderful year for you and your family my dear!
This weeks post is on 50th Parallel’s Rosé 2012. I was given this and a bottle of their Pinot Gris to review when I was up in the Okanagan at the wine festival…Thank you!
50th Parallel’s 2012 Rosé is medium bright salmon in colour with a big bouquet of red berry aromas and a strong cranberry overtone. In the glass, this rosé is medium plus in acidity with a hint of tannin and flavours of strawberry, raspberry and again a nice cranberry flavour. It is medium minus in body and medium in alcohol. The flavour intensity is a solid medium with a medium finish.
Over all, this is a nice rosé that is quite refreshing and easy to drink. I really enjoyed the cranberry and tart flavour of this wine and would not hesitate to purchase it. Unfortunately, it is sold out at the winery and I am told that there are only a few bottles available in Alberta! So – if you are heading that way – pick up a bottle. And, keep your eyes open for it next spring summer when the 2013 will be on the shelves. It sold for $17 at the winery and I don’t think this is an unfair price.
50th Parallel is a relative newcomer to the B.C. Okanagan wine scene and I have a feeling that they are going to be capable of great things as Grant Stanley, formerly with Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, is 50th Parallel’s winemaker. I look forward to watching 50th Parallel meet their goals of being one of the top producers of Pinot Noir. Very cool and I am cheering you on from the sidelines!
Enjoy! (If you can find it!)