Full Review

Cape May

Cape May
NV Rosé, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pork

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Cape May
NV Rosé, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pork

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .5%
Dull dark topaz color. Smoky, interesting aromas and flavors of herbal cherry vinaigrette, pomegranate molasses, caramelized oranges, and graham cracker with a soft, shy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish with notes of chestnut honey drizzled dried fruit, nuts and nut oil, and pickled melon with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An interesting soft, savory and earthy rosé for the table; serve with a good chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: herbal cherry vinaigrette, pomegranate molasses, caramelized oranges, and graham cracker
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chestnut honey drizzled dried fruit, nuts and nut oil, and pickled melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cuban Sandwich, Oven Fried Chicken, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting soft, savory and earthy rosé for the table; serve with a good chill.

The Producer

Cape May Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
711 Townbank Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
USA
1 609-884-1169

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).