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Carlson Creek Vineyard

Carlson Creek Vineyard
2017 Rosé, Grenache, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Carlson Creek Vineyard
2017 Rosé, Grenache, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Clear pale reddish orange color. Oaky, fruity aromas of vanilla, mesquite, and sugared rose petal with an medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length watermelon granita, rhubarb, cherry, raspberry cheesecake, and banana skin finish with fruit tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fiery coral-red color attracts the eye to this distinctive rose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: vanilla, mesquite, and sugared rose petal
Taste Flavor: watermelon granita, rhubarb, cherry, raspberry cheesecake, and banana skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Sorbet, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fiery coral-red color attracts the eye to this distinctive rose.

The Producer

Carlson Creek Vineyards

The Producer
115 Railview Ave
Willcox, AZ 85643
USA
1 520-766-3000

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).