Full Review

Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
NV Desert Blush, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 3.25%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.99

Grande River Vineyards
NV Desert Blush, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 3.25%
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas and flavors of concord grape, raw honey, dried banana and raisin trail mix, daffodil, and ginger with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A flamboyant Rosé that dances to the beat of its own drum; a juicy one to serve on ice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: concord grape, raw honey, dried banana and raisin trail mix, daffodil, and ginger
Taste Flavor: concord grape, raw honey, dried banana and raisin trail mix, daffodil, and ginger
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flamboyant rose that dances to the beat of its own drum; a juicy one to serve on ice.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
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).