Even though my “In Search of Rose” column has ended, I tasted this Rose at the Hudson Valley Wine Festival last month.  John McGreger gave me a sample to take home and taste at my leisure. 

I was quite impressed with this salmon colored 2010 Rose of Cabernet Franc..  Aromas of strawberry fields and minerality filled the nose. The palate was filled with fresh strawberries with citrus undertones.  As the wine warmed up a bit the citrus exposed itself as pink grapefruit on the finish.

This wine was bone dry and well balanced.

I was really impressed  and enjoyed the selection!  I would give it a WO\/ on the WOW meter.  Good job John!