Had a glass: 2009 Stag’s Hollow Rosé

Source: http://www.stagshollowwinery.com

Where: Bin 941
Price: $8/glass; $40/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 82% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: Solid price for a good food-friendly, local wine.

Vintage: 2009
Producer: Stag’s Hollow
Variety: Syrah (90%)
Region: Canada
Sub-region: South Okanagan, BC
ABV: 13.2%
Price: $18 (Taylorwood), $22 (EW)

He says: this wine is a tease; cotton candy and ripe red fruits on the nose right before you get slapped by grapefruit in your mouth. Not horrible, but not the most elegant Rosé.

She says: this is the perfect example of how you can’t always judge a wine by it’s nose!  Not being a fan of ripe fruity rose’s the dry palate was a pleasant surprise, as was the richer body.  Easy drinking.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med+ salmon colour
Smells like: Youthful, Med intensity, red fruit, heavy raspberry, sweet red licorice, cotton candy, confectionary
Tastes like: Dry, med acid, med+ body, minimal tannin, med alcohol, med+ intensity, red fruit, raspberry, strawberry, citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, creamy mouth texture (like creme soda), med+ length
Summary: Good, At peak drink soon

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