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Wagner Vineyards

Wagner Vineyards
2017 Estate Bottled Dry Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Wagner Vineyards
2017 Estate Bottled Dry Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: <1%
Pale pink coral color. Fruity aromas and flavors of struck match, white strawberry, forest fruit tisane, and bell pepper with a supple, vibrant, light body and an even, brisk finish with notes of tart watermelon candies with no oak flavor. A crisp and refreshing rose for hot days.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: struck match, white strawberry, forest fruit tisane, and bell pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tart watermelon candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing rose for hot days.

The Producer

Wagner Vineyards

The Producer
9322 State Rte 414
Lodi, NY 14860
USA
1 607-582-6450

Their Portfolio

88 Wagner Vineyards 2016 Estate Bottled Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.9% (USA) $14.99.
87 Wagner Vineyards 2016 Estate Bottled Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
89 Wagner Vineyards 2016 Estate Bottled Select, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.4% (USA) $14.99.
87 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Caywood East Vineyards Estate Bottled, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.3% (USA) $17.99.
91 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.3% (USA) $14.99.
89 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Select Off-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
93 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Ice Wine, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.9% (USA) $24.99.
87 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Dry Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.7% (USA) $14.99.
90 Wagner Vineyards 2016 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12.3% (USA) $24.99.
BR Wagner Vineyards 2018 Caywood East Single Vineyard Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.7% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Wagner Vineyards 2019 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.9% (USA) $14.00.
88 Wagner Vineyards 2018 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $14.00.
93 Wagner Vineyards 2019 Select, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.2% (USA) $14.00.
91 Wagner Vineyards 2019 Caywood East Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $19.00.
88 Wagner Vineyards 2019 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.00.

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).