Friday, June 19, 2015

Rose' - June 19th - hosted by Mr Janssen

Rose' - June 19th - hosted by Mr Janssen

About: " Rose, is a type of wine that has some of the color typical of a red wine, but only enough to turn it pink. The pink color can range from a pale orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the grapes and wine making techniques." NOTE:  Rose is not the same thing as White Zinfandel.

Bring: TWITs should bring a bottle of Rose' within the specified price range (Up to $20/bottle for Singles, between $20 - $40/bottle for Couples).

Food Pairings: Vino For Dinner site says"Roses are nick-named a summertime "patio" wine, as they are refreshing on warm summer days and are lower in alcohol, which makes them easy to drink. They are a great party wine, as they can have broad appeal (not too sweet and not too heavy)... Rose is a versatile wine that pairs well with shellfish and can stand up to a bit of spice. "

Tasting Notes:
Welcome Wines (yes plural)
NV Louis Perdrier Brut Rose, Cote D'Or 11.5% alcohol ~ $10
NV Charles Bove Brut Touraine Cuvee Reserve, Montrichard Loir et Cher 12% alcohol ~ $20

1)  2012 Wolf Mountain Brut Rose ~$25 @ Wolf Mountain Winery
12.5% alcohol
light pink color, sauerkraut finish, sour nose, crisp, wow, sickly strawberries, minerally, strawberry fields, light, after I eat bell pepper it smells like chocolate, latex balloon, whoopee cushion, rubber

2)  2013 Bandol Rose $46 @ Le Caveau
11-14% alcohol (doesn't say)
melted cheap chocolate nose, tar, smoke, charcoal, minerally, less limestony, finish dies on the palate, sugar, caramelized onion, sour-y nose, tastes like fire, rhubarb pie, salami, bitter finish, odd finish, flat, paint thinner, guessing Cotes Du Rhone Grenache, Mina likes it, most do not, not sparkly, after tasting cheese it smelled like dried hay.

3) 2014 Domaine Andre Neveu Sancerre $22 @ Le Caveau
12.5% alcohol
mushrooms, lovely, perfumey, musty, tea roses, floral on palate, Marilyn  likes it, has some age on it, more substance, depth, balanced, light, Rh guesses Pinot Noir, no aftertaste, sophisticated, you can see yourself on a porch, on a beach, or a moon, drinking this one, Grandmas house, acidic, vibrant, similar to a Sauvignon Blanc, low country water, grandma's closet, but good, light/orange pink color, burnt sugar but not sweet

4)  2014 Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais $15 @ Le Caveau
12% alcohol
candy pink color, might be a white zin, strawberry, dissipates quickly, easy to drink, fuzzy peach smell, nice finish, nice viscosity, fuzzy peach smell, easy to drink, perfect for the pool, better cold, soho cup, horsiness, Mr. Ed, Rh guessed Gamay correctly!

5) 2014 Chateau Puech-Haut Saint Drezery "Tete de Belier" $40 @ PH Wine Merchant
13.5% alcohol
stanky, bubble gum, cheap after shave, teen spirit, perm solution, ammonia, honey palate, reminds me of lipstick on a pig, more like pig on lipstick, Wilbur from Charlotte's Web, too cloy, Languedoc ?

6) 2014 Chateau Puech-Haut Saint Drezery "Prestige" $20 @ PH Wine Merchant
13% alcohol
Val likes this one, no nose tastes amazing, light, more acidity, melon, musk melon, it was good, I want six more please, forgettable, generic, not the Natalie Cole, smooth and easy to drink

7) 2014 Round Pond Estate Proprietary Nebbiolo, Napa $24
14.6% alcohol
cloudy turbidity, bazon-gas joke, tart, peachy, fresh, apricot, apple juice, lime and lemon, sprite without bubbly, tastes good with almonds, Mina likes this one, I want my sweet and unsullied,

8) 2013 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine, Loire $24.99 @ Le Caveau
12% alcohol
grapefruit, orange peel that lasts, pepper, possibly volcanic soil, Matt guesses Syrah from Northern Rhone, Rh says Jura or Sicily, good with chocolate, smoky, like a cured sausage, hard salami, really complex, "this sh*t is amazeballs" bloody mary

9) 2013 Chateau Cantelaudette Bordeaux 
12.5% alcohol
butter, smells like f*cking butter, diacetyl, tossin' butter, wankin' butter, simple, doesn't last, for the pool or boat, pepper

10) 2014 Feudi Di San Gregario Ros'Aura , Campania $18 @ Savor in Kirkland
13% alcohol
no nose, Tyrion, amazing, yum, very light, melon, subtle, delicious