Mourvedre from Contra Costa County, California.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Grown in other regions of the world, Mourvedre is a rare grape in California. It produces wines with intense fruit flavor and firm tannin structure. Our deep, sandy soil vineyards in Contra Costa County promote the luscious flavor and bright acid found in this sophisticated dry rosé. Pleasant fruit on the nose, plum, pomegranate and cherry dominate, balanced by a delicate hint of sweet anise. Serve chilled with spicy food or as an aperitif.
If you live in the Midwest you know it's hot right now. In my neck of the woods we're breaking records left and right. And while we still sneak in the occasional red wine, it's just too hot to drink much of it at the moment. But frankly while I enjoy white wine, I tire of it quickly and find myself yearning for some color. The solution? Rosé! And today's wine from Cline Cellars is a delicious and super affordable option.
The 2012 Cline Cellars Mourvedre Rosé begins with an intriguing aroma of strawberry and a little earthy tomato plant. Tasting reveals a really delicious dry wine with wonderful flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, watermelon and strawberry -- a summer fruit salad in a bottle. Add in bright acidity and all kinds of food flexibility and you have a great wine for the dog days of summer. It ends with more yummy, juicy fruit that lasts in the mouth for a good long time. So good and affordable it almost makes me want this heat wave to continue!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.