*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Windsor Vineyards as I search for a Rosé that I like.
It was a hot day when I uncorked this Rosé the 2010 Windsor Vineyards, Alexander Valley Rosé of Merlot and I must say, it was quite refreshing. I was surprised at the dark strawberry color of the wine. Almost a Pinot Noir like.
The nose was filled with earth and cigar some kir and hints of raspberry and bit of citrus hiding in all that. I often find with wines that are chilled you have to enjoy the aroma at different points in time to receive the full notes of what is in the bouquet as I did with this wine.
On the palate I tasted cranberry and jamming strawberry. This is a very fruity wine with a long lingering strawberry finish. When I say long and lingering, I still had the strawberry finish on my palate after 5 minutes. I’m not complaining, but after I finished the glass, I was cooking dinner and still had flavors of strawberry still lingering in my mouth.
This wine retails for $14.
While this Rosé was nice, I did enjoy it, but I am still waiting for the WOW factor.