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!)