Friday, August 24, 2012

Cline Contra Costa County 2011 Mourvèdre Rosé

Cline Contra Costa County 2011 
Mourvèdre Rosé, $7.99-$14.99 (NHLS Power-buy), 91 points, has a terra cotta to pale strawberry color; some people care more than others about color, but from the picture you can see how beautiful it is, as is the bottle itself.
The aroma is a gentle floral pink grapefruit, with a hint of key-lime pie (lovely).
Having a light body with good acidity, this beautiful Mourvèdre Rosé carries a whisper of floral strawberry-pomegranate flavors that finishes easy with a hint of pink grapefruit.
This maybe the best Rosé I've tasted. Thanks Jim, from the Bedford New Hampshire liquor store, for the recommendation!


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  1. Replies
    1. Good morning, or is it good night, to you MR. Ben.
      Thanks for the notice.

    2. That sounds fantastic. Never seen that one down here. I can't imagine there being too many domestic Mourvedre rosés.

      And yes, that is a gorgeous photo!

    3. Bill, it's always remarkable when a wine, Rose, isn't generally a wine that's appealing to me, yet impresses, not only in flavor, but in price too.
      Bill, I wish that you could try this one, but even my son, who doesn't like rose wines, was as impressed as I was.

  2. Nice find Dennis. Some of my favorite roses have come from Mourvedre. Cline makes some good stuff and very reasonable prices.