Shinn Estate Vineyards Rosé Blend North Fork Rosé 2011
I think this is a fine rose if you're into well structured, soft and yet at times restrained bouquet, dry with hints of dark berries, watermelon and a little earth. Nothing too crazy but also not too memorable.Add winemaker's notes
I think this is a fine rose if you're into well structured, soft and yet at times restrained bouquet, dry with hints of dark berries, watermelon and a little earth. Nothing too crazy but also not too memorable.
Refreshing, but a little tart. For some reason it reminded me of kielbasa . . .
Fruit punch nose, very peachy and tropical. The mouth is dry, where pear and mango come out a bit more, and somewhat metallic. Very light overall.
this time I tasted right after the mulderbosch rose and did not enjoy it the same way. aromatics are of strawberry fruit with a minerality, slightly herbal. a little citrus like on the palate, acid more prevelant, sharper finish
aromas complete with raspberries, peaches, sweet tea and roses. Nice acidity very light and fragrant
Earthy nose with cherry highlights. Strawberry flavors with clean fruit flavors. Sharp mineral finish on raspberries. Refreshing.
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This dry ros evokes floral aromas with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. Squeaky clean and vibrant it is expressive yet tantalizing. Take a bottle of this wine in one hand, a lobster roll in the other and head straight to the beach! Shinn Estate Vineyards Website
This dry rose evokes floral aromas with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and watermelon. Squeaky clean and vibrant it is expressive and tantalizing. Take a bottle of this wine in one hand, a lobster roll in the other, and head straight to the beach!
I respect any winery that thinks enough of rosé to make rosé for rosé's sake — rather than as an afterthought. This time of year especially, I’m glad for wineries that put their all into these versatile, food-friendly wines. Rosé comes in many shapes, sizes and weights. Some taste more like white wines with a little coloring. Shinn Estate Vineyards' 2007 Rosé ($15), on the other hand, is the opposite end of the spectrum. It’s a pale red wine really. It's unique both for how it's made and the way that it shows actual varietal character. Many rosés are either the result of blending or of bleeding juice off juice to intensify red wines, but Shinn grows a specific clone of Merlot specifically for the production of this wine each year. A medium pink, it’s medium bodied and offers briar, strawberry, watermelon and a faintly buttery note on both the nose and the palate. Dry, but fruity, and with a little noticeable skin tannin, this is a rosé to enjoy with a wide range of foods. Think barbeque chicken, think grilled salmon, think burgers. Heck, I tasted it with a barely rare steak over the weekend and it worked surprisingly well. Make sure that you don't over-chill this one. It's better just barely chilled.
"There is no reason to produce wimpy little pink wines with no varietal character." That's what David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate, said when I asked him about his 2006 Rosé.And, boy, is it different from most every other Long Island rosé I've tasted this summer. It's a much richer, bolder wine. Furthermore, rosé isn't an afterthought at Shinn. They have a particular lot, of a particular clone of Merlot, that they devote to their rosé every year.Page is right, this strawberry and watermelon-scented wine is far from wimpy. It's medium bodied and much rounder and fuller on the palate - but still balanced with gentle acidity and even a little tannic structure. There is a faint buttery note too, although malolactic fermentation was strictly avoided. For me, it's almost too bold, but it's still plenty fresh, refreshing and versatile. Page, a professional chef, recommends it with "everything from lobster rolls on the beach to charred steaks in the backyard." Sounds like the perfect wine for a North Fork summer.
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