Full Review

Black Willow Winery

Black Willow Winery
NV Off-Dry Bare Cat Blush, Niagara County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 3%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.95

Black Willow Winery
NV Off-Dry Bare Cat Blush, Niagara County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 3%
Bright pink coral color. Confected aromas and flavors of grape candies, watermelon taffy, candied cherries, and beeswax with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy pickling spices finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A hugely fruity rose that screams summertime fun.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grape candies, watermelon taffy, candied cherries, and beeswax
Taste Flavor: pickling spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Peach Panzanella, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hugely fruity rose that screams summertime fun.

The Producer

Black Willow Winery

The Producer
5565 W Lake Rd
Burt, NY 14028
USA
1 716-439-1982

Their Portfolio

87 Black Willow Winery 2014 Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
87 Black Willow Winery Trilogy White, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery Bare Cat Blush, New York State 11% (USA) $10.95.
88 Black Willow Winery "Classic Diamond", Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
88 Black Willow Winery 2004 Flight 6-1-37, California 18% (USA) $24.95.
86 Black Willow Winery NV DePeche Meow, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
90 Black Willow Winery NV "Trilogy" Red, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV "Trilogy" White, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV "Classic Diamond", New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
83 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
87 Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy White Blend, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Classic Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
92 Black Willow Winery Odin’s Nectar 12% (USA) $17.95.
87 Black Willow Winery Freyja’s Passion 12% (USA) $18.95.
88 Black Willow Winery Valkyrie’s Lure 12% (USA) $18.95.
86 Black Willow Winery NV Bare Cat Blush, Niagara Country 11% (USA) $10.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Black Widow Berry, New York State 11% (USA) $11.95.
84 Black Willow Winery NV Classic Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Classic Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $.00.
82 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
86 Black Willow Winery 2015 Classic Diamond White Dessert Wine, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
81 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
91 Black Willow Winery 2016 Trilogy Red Blend, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
89 Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy White Reserve, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
86 Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy Red, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Off-Dry Bare Cat Blush, Niagara County 11% (USA) $10.95.
80 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
86 Black Willow Winery 2016 Semi-Dry, Riesling, New York State 12% (USA) $15.95.
86 Black Willow Winery 2016 Classic White Blend, Diamond, New York State 12% (USA) $12.95.
90 Black Willow Winery 2017 Trilogy White Reserve, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.

Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).