This Spanish Rose is a Tourmaline red with a luscious bouquet of Summer fruit. It has an adequate structure if a little alcoholic but I served it too warm pulling it out of my ambient cellar.
It has flavors of raspberries and strawberries, but there is a nagging “something” in the structure that just isn’t quite right. When I paired this with baked chicken—a pretty benign dish to pair—the wine was not a good match only increasing that “something” I can’t identify.
After dinner I re-tasted the wine and I confirmed that it definitely isn’t just a bad pairing but with a lower serving temperature, the wine is drinkable but why bother? $8 Roses are in abundance and without the controversy so raise a glass and check the other roses blogged here that are wonderful. (I recommend La Veille Ferme and it’s only about $6!) So raise a glass while Summer hangs on.