When I think about enjoying wine, it is most always with friends. This year looks different. Very different. I miss people. All the people. Any person. And, there are a large amount of beautiful human beings that I miss so much it actually hurts inside.
So, when I feel this way, I try to bring myself up. Sometimes it is as easy as going for a walk, snuggling with my family, or blasting music in my car that I can rock out to. Sometimes it is picking up the phone and calling someone and, more recently, getting on a Zoom chat with friends from all over North America.
As Donita and I cannot physically see each other for awhile, we decided to Zoom our latest Rosé review. When I watch it, I smile. We are two goof balls who really, actually love and adore each other. I hope you enjoy our latest video featuring Okanagan Crush Pad‘s Narrative Rosé 2019 and Little Engine Wines Rosé 2019. We have also done up a Rosé list for you.
Sierra Salinas 2019 Bobal Rosé – Valencia, SPAIN
A delightful pink grapefruit with a dusting of sugar on top and some wild strawberry notes, it’s light yet
round and crisp. It delivers for the value! Available at BC Liquor Stores.
Mirabel Vineyards 2016 Blanc de Noir Rosé – Okanagan Valley, BC, CANADA
Pretty and approachable. Delicate notes of wild blossoms with fresh pink grapefruit, white peaches and
wild strawberry. It’s got fruit for the body but a juicy spine of acidity to balance it out. I think this wine is
delightful and refreshing. Available at Mirabel Vineyards Winery, Private or VQA Liquor Store.
Mirabeau 2019 Classic Rosé AOP Côtes de Provence, FRANCE
Notes of wild strawberries, raspberry and redcurrant, zesty apple and a few herbaceous notes with a
nice balance of acidity. It’s tangy, zesty, herby and such a fun rosé to enjoy with or without food!
Available at Jaks Liquor Stores.
Narrative Rosé 2019 Okanagan Valley BC VQA – CANADA
Savoury and Satisfying. This Rosé exemplifies what well-crafted British Columbian Rosés can be. Bright
and bursting with fresh red berry notes, a hint of wild sage and a perfect dose of acidity. Enjoy. Repeat.
Available at the Okanagan Crush Pad and Everything Wine Liquor Store.
Gérard Bertrand Côtes de Roses Rosé – Languedoc/Roussillon, FRANCE
A ‘pretty in pink’ Rosé – even the bottle is feminine! A gentle bouquet of red current and fresh
strawberry lingers on the palate along with rose floral notes. This Rosé has a lingering finish and is
beautifully balanced – you will feel like you are sitting on a beach in southern France basking in the
sunshine. Available at BC Liquor and Everything Wine Liquor Stores.
Tightrope Winery Rosé 2019 Naramata Bench, BC VQA – CANADA
One of my favourite Rosés of 2020, Tightrope Winery’s Rosé is made with a delicious blend of Pinot Noir
and Barbera – so good! On the palate, you will enjoy an elevated flavour profile with notes of field
strawberry, red grapefruit and a hint of floral at the end. Available at BC Liquor and Everything Wine Liquor Stores.
Happy Monday! #drinkpink