Briar Rose Temecula Valley Fume Rosé 2009

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90 points. It’s a dry rosé made from Sauvignon Blanc. How can this be? Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape, so what makes it pink? The secret behind t... Read more

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.50 5
01/14/2011

90 points. It’s a dry rosé made from Sauvignon Blanc. How can this be? Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape, so what makes it pink? The secret behind this wine is putting the Sauvignon Blanc into barrels that were previously used to age Cabernet Sauvignon. Some of the pigments and elements of the wine previously in the barrels stay soaked into the wood, and when the white wine is added to the barrels, all of the remaining characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon are pulled out into the solution, creating a rosé. The aroma is very sweet and ripe with strong, almost citrus flower-toned notes that leap from the glass. There is also a lot of tropical fruit, a bit of some subtle minerality, honey, and a faint berry component. It’s almost a little peppery and there is a good amount of spiciness and blue stone added to the mix. It opens delicately, with a very faint sweet sensation despite the fact that it is actually a dry table wine. It’s lush and there is a very crisp sea-toned minerality running throughout. The minerals give way to honey, rose petal, ripe mango, and the crisp acidity of gooseberry preserves. This wine is very nice overall. It has a medium body, great smoothness, and a good firm structure. This is not one of those light, watery Sauvignon Blancs that you so often find in California, and it is certainly not Grandma’s rosé. This is a serious wine, well made, extremely unique, and an absolutely enjoyable experience that is well worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #29: Strange Fruit: Temecula Tuesday #5: Tasting Two Whimsical Whites by Briar Rose Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/15/post-29-strange-fruit-temecula-tuesday-5-tasting-two-whimsical-whites-by-briar-rose-winery/ )


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