2009 8th Generation Vineyard Pinot Meunier Rosé

Rating: ★★★½☆

Vintage: 2009
Producer: 8th Generation Vineyard
Variety: Pinot Meunier
Designation: Rosé
Region: Canada
Sub-region: British Columbia, Okanagan Valley
ABV: 12.7%
Price: $18 (direct – sold out)

He says: This is last year’s vintage, but we’re putting a review up to highlight just how good this was and what I’m personally looking for in a Rosé from BC. Fresh and fruity on the nose, with a beautiful combination of citrus and light red fruit aromas. On the palate, the key for me is the red fruit doesn’t come out swinging, and there’s a beautiful balance of citrus notes without being tart. Balanced throughout, this stuff is really good. Now, hopefully they’ll leave that 2010 aberration behind and make more of this style in 2011.

She says: This Rosé was subtle and elegant with its perfumed floral & strawberry aromas. The palate had a good backbone of citrus to balance out the red fruit flavours. An easy drinking, summer sipper, although it may be a little too simple for some.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med- salmon
Smells like: Clean, med- intensity, youthful, citrus, strawberry, floral
Tastes like: Dry, med acidity, med body, med+ intensity, strawberry, raspberry, citrus, med alcohol, med+ finish
Summary: Good, Ready to drink

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